Sky Mobile have added nine non-EU countries where you can use your smartphone data, including Australia, Canada and the USA.
Roaming charges were completely abolished for citizens across the EU on 15 June 2017, thanks to changes in EU law. Charges outside European countries normally remain in full effect.
Roaming charges are applied when a domestic mobile device uses foreign mobile services – such as texts, calls and internet data. These charges can quickly add up over the course of a holiday, and leave many customers with a sour taste when they return home to find a lengthy phone bill waiting for them.
Finding the exact cost of a country’s specific roaming charges isn’t easy. Likewise, keeping track of every minute, text and byte of data you spend is even harder, so it’s no wonder that roaming charges catch so many people off guard.
Now Sky are making roaming charges much simpler for customers with the new Roaming Passport Plus scheme. Sky Mobile customers can now use their own data allowance overseas for the cost of £5 a day, no matter how much data they use.
Roaming Passport Plus is available in the following non-EU countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
As well as simplifying the cost, Roaming Passport Plus also works alongside Sky’s data rollover scheme, the Sky Piggybank.
Like most rollover schemes, any unused data from your monthly allowance is stored in a ‘bank’ that you can use for up to three years, so you can be sure you’ll always get full use of the data you’re paying for. Now, that data can be both saved and spent when roaming overseas.
The new roaming scheme is automatically applied to all new and existing Sky Mobile customers and will be activated on your account the first time you use data in one of the applicable countries.
Roaming data can be disabled on your mobile device if you decide not to use the service.