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Allow Goodybags to be used in EU

By: deffers90 | 03-04-2014 15:05

When the scrapping of roaming charges comes into force later on next year (see bbc news story
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26866966 ) I propose that we are able to use our normal goodybag allowance with in the EU.

I'm not if this would be in the pipeline or not but I know networks aren't allowed to charge more for calls etc than in their country of origin, but I think it would be popular with other giffgaffers
 

Comments

by: prescilla_g giffgaff Staffer
on: 17-07-2017 14:32

Hi folks,

As I'm sure many of you are aware, this idea has been implemented as a result of a change in EU law regarding reduced roaming rates for everyone who uses their phone abroad within the EU.

We've changed this idea as 'Implemented' as, although this was motivated by the change in law, the idea is now live.

For more information, you can check out resident giffgaffer Gary's post over on the Community here.

We'd like to say a big thank you to deffers who submitted this idea originally, and to everyone who supported this idea regardless. We hope using giffgaff abroad on your hols puts a bit more sunshine in your getaway.

Prescilla

Edited
by: przemek1945
on: 06-07-2017 11:25

hi. I can not use data in Poland... do i need change access point??? Can somebody explain me how to do this??? I have got goodybag...

Thanks!

by: przemek1945
on: 06-07-2017 11:25

hi. I can not use data in Poland... do i need change access point??? Can somebody explain me how to do this??? I have got goodybag...

Thanks!

by: jaymailsays
on: 04-07-2017 07:56

@deffers90 It was always the intention of EU bureaucrats to force all EU networks to include home (Uk in our case) bundles/goodybags in the EU wide roaming regulations, at no extra customer cost during brief visits to the other 29 EU destinations.

The exception is, the fair usage policy, where networks may employ a small surcharge, e.g. data £0.0078/MB. Although these surcharges are due to disappear entirely for EU members in due course, giffgaff in their wisdom have imposed the charge on 6GB+ roaming usage per MB

by: suecoo66
on: 30-06-2017 22:09

I wish this included Turkey as I go twice a year and my daughter lives there whose got a giffgaff sim.

by: jesi23
on: 25-06-2017 01:20

this idea from 2014 appears to have been Implemented this 14 June 2017, with the obeying of the EU directive on Roaming which has allowed goodybags to be used in 'EU and select countries' while within those countries - (although some members misunderstand all the implications, and think it should include calling Europe from UK as well) -

Jes

by: jv_19
on: 28-05-2017 09:41

1+ 1+

by: geronimo1946
on: 12-05-2017 22:47

A lot of other companies are useing roaming now

by: john69anderson
on: 12-05-2017 09:05

yes please

by: nois
on: 11-05-2017 18:49

Bring it on. People would then buy and use a giffgaff goodybag when they go on their European travels instead of buying a local SIM, or not using their phone.

by: murph2014
on: 04-07-2017 21:59

It's all changed now on 14/06/2017 can no use phone with no extra cost on holiday