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Get online while abroad for just £2 a day with O2 Travel

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By Rich Edmonds on 21 Jul 2014 12:58 pm EDT
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If you're looking for a sweet deal with regards to using data abroad on this year's holiday, O2 may well have the right bundle price at just £2 a day. We've all been in that situation, looking at pricing and being stunned by just how expensive roaming can be, even when travelling within the EU. UK mobile operators are attempting to tackle the issue of high charges (as is the EU, which hopes to have said charges abolished by 2015).

The addon, called O2 Travel, enables customers to enjoy the use of data while abroad, limited by allowances on said contracts. Pre-paid customers can use the addon, but it's restricted to 50MB. If you'd like to learn more about O2's pricing, what it includes and who's eligible, be sure to read more over on the mobile operator's website before heading on your next flight.

As a side note, Vodafone is also offering its Eurotraveller addon for just £2, but this is a limited offer. We're sure you're all eager to get away for the summer, but do ensure you check with your mobile operator regarding roaming while abroad to hopefully avoid a mammoth phone bill when landing back in the UK.

Source: O2, Vodafone

Reader comments

Get online while abroad for just £2 a day with O2 Travel

28 Comments

Only 50MB?? Gotta be kidding me. What a nice way to rob customers FIRST and scr€w later.

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Absolutely. Total robbery. EU Mandates cost at 15P per MB, and these monkey slap a massive minimum spend to circumvent the law.

O2's offer is appallingly bad.

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It makes the Squircle Angry

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I will be traveling soon from Asia to Italy and France. Do I need different SIM for different country? Any recommendations for local SIM Card?

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Where are you from?

If you're from Australia, grab a "Travel SIM" at the Post Office, you can even get a temp phone no. to redirect your calls to....

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

50MB? They must have increased it recently as to my knowledge it is only 15MB per day.

I've been with O2 for a long time and have to say I trust them less and less each year. No sooner do they give than they take away. Initially O2 Travel used to give you pretty much unlimited (within reasonable usage limits) then it went down to 25MB then it became 15MB maximum per day.

And they enforce the maximum zealously!!!

Also, I don't have a clue how they work it out, but sometimes I would switch the data on, go to one web page, look at Facebook and the 15MB were gone and I'd get a message saying I had exceeded my daily allowance. Rip off!

I now use a Europasim and get 500 meg of data per day and that's on 3g and 4g (where available). That costs 3 Euros per day for use anywhere in Europe.

The 50mb usage gets used up in about 10 mins general web browsing/usage.
When you exceed it you get a text that you have to reply to, to use more, and the charges for the extra usage are f?#!+$g astronomical.

O2 suck at international data.

If mobile companies were to continue charging for international data, then before you hit a website, there should be a method of being able to roughly estimate the size and pre-warn you.

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If they made it 200, it would be usable for a bit if browsing on the go while travelling ...

But 50?

Imagine you hit one if those ad-laden web pages like MSN... your megs are gone!

Or granny emails you a few heavy attachments, like her last holiday pics...

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

£2/day! On top of my monthly bill! Forget it!
There just trying to beat the European legislation with another con!
Monthly allowance across Europe at no extra cost is the only acceptable outcome. Come on O2 get your s*** together, stop taking and start giving a decent service.

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Does anyone know of a decent carrier to use for travelling between England, France and Germany. Going on a holiday later this year and need some advice.

From the mind of a mAnIaC

Use EE roaming plan. Unlimited calls and texts across EU /Canada/USA, AUST/ China for 6gbp.

So in France, unlimited call to China..included.

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Just Europe too. I landed in Morocco to a message from O2 telling me data is £6 per MB, although they'd cap that at £40, BUT the limit is 50MB.

To me that reads £40 for 50MB...

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I've had this bolt on on my account for a few years now, very handy, I know when I get my bill I will not have spent any more than two quid a day.
I have heard the horror stories from people that go on holiday and come home to a massive bill.

I use wifi wherever possible and toggle data on and off often while on holiday to minimise usage.

This is why this business device should have been dual sim capable !!! Damn it! It is so complicated to understand WE DO TRAVEL A LOT ?!?!?

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