How to avoid that post-Christmas holiday nightmare phone bill?

Are you going abroad for Christmas this year? Along with making sure you have your passports, tickets and packing your suitcase, have you made sure that your phones are set up for international calling, texting and using the internet? 

There are so many people who have been hit with an unexpected high bill after returning  home – but there are a few simple measures you can take to ensure that you don’t have any phone-related holiday regrets. 

Travelling in Europe? Our standard tariffs come with roaming in our Europe Zone

When travelling to Europe, unless you have a special tariff, roaming in our Europe Zone will be included in your UK allowance. So your minutes, texts, and data will work in our Europe Zone, just like they do at home which means you’ll be able to make and receive calls and send and receive texts, like you’d normally do in the UK.

Any data you use over your UK monthly allowance will be charged at our standard UK rate.

If you run out of data whilst in our Europe Zone, you can buy more – the options and cost are the same as in the UK. If you buy more data and don’t use it all before returning from our Europe Zone, you’ll still be able to use it when you’re back in the UK. If you buy more data in the UK and then go to our Europe Zone, you can also use it there.

Do check which countries the Europe zone covers before you go though – it doesn’t include every single country. 

Travelling outside of Europe?

If you’re jetting off further afield, then you can use the Rest Of World 30 Day Pass which covers you for multiple trips for calls, texts and data in 97 destinations outside of Europe and data only anywhere else outside Europe. You’ll receive up to 5GB of data, 3,000 minutes and 3,000 texts in the 97 destinations – and there’s a handy guide on the O2 website which shows you where’s covered and where’s not!

For shorter, single trips there’s a Rest Of World 24 Hour Pass which allows for up to 500MB data, 300 minutes and 300 texts for 24 hours from when you start using it (not just until midnight). The same rules apply regarding the 97 destinations and there’s more information about which countries are covered here.

Need some help?

Both options are incredibly easy to add on to your existing contract, allowing you to enjoy your Christmas holiday or business trip without worrying about your next phone bill.

Give Signal Telecom a call on 01748 835599  to find out more or email

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