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Tesco Mobile international roaming FAQ

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Tesco Mobile's offers its customers free roaming in a number of European locations, including all EU countries, with a scheme called 'Home From Home.

Under its terms, customers can make calls, send texts and use the internet on their phone at no extra cost when travelling abroad.

Already a Tesco customer? Or tempted to switch to take advantage of this new offer? Read on and we’ll answer all the key questions about Tesco's roaming charges and what they means for you.

Which destinations offer free international roaming with Tesco Mobile?

The offer is simple. With Home from Home, Tesco Mobile is letting its customers use their calls, texts and data when travelling abroad.

As long as you make calls and send texts to UK numbers and don’t go over your data allowance, you won’t be charged a penny extra, even though you’re outside the country.

Here's the full list of Tesco Mobile Home From Home countries:

  • Austria

  • Azores

  • Belgium

  • Bulgaria

  • Canary Islands

  • Croatia

  • Republic of Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • French Guyana

  • Germany

  • Gibraltar

  • Greece

  • Guadeloupe

  • Guernsey

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Ireland (Republic of)

  • Isle of Man

  • Jersey

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Madeira

  • Malta

  • Martinique

  • Mayotte

  • Monaco

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Reunion

  • Romania

  • San Marino

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • St. Martin

  • St. Barts

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Vatican City

Tesco Mobile international roaming charges for pay as you go customers

Pay as you go customers can still use their mobile phones internationally, with different call and data charges depending on where you're travelling to.

Region 1

Region 1Cost per min/text
Calls to UK and region 1In bundle or 25p/min
Calls to region 259p/min
Calls to region 369p/min
Calls to region 4£1.49/min
Receiving CallsFREE
Texts to UK & region 1In bundle or 10p/text
Texts to region 2, 3 and 420p/text
DataIn bundle or 10p/MB

Region 2

Region 2Cost per min/text
Calls to UK and region 169p
Calls to region 279p
Calls to region 389p
Calls to region 4£1.49
Receiving Calls69p
Texts to all regions40p

Region 3

Region 3Cost per min/text
Calls to UK and region 189p
Calls to region 299p
Calls to region 3£1.29
Calls to region 4£1.49
Receiving Calls89p
Texts to all regions40p

Region 4

Region 4Cost per min/text
Calls to UK, region 1, 2, 3 & 4£1.49
Receiving Calls£1.49
Texts to all regions40p

How will I know if I'm in a Home From Home destination?

When travelling to a Home From Home destination, you’ll receive a welcome text from Tesco Mobile when you arrive. This will include a link to the main Tesco Mobile Home From Home page as well as contact details and information you might need while away.

So does this mean the end for all European data roaming charges on Tesco Mobile?

Tesco Mobile will be charging for inclusive calls, texts and data within EU countries from Spring 2023.

How much will it cost me to make calls to numbers in the country where I’m staying?

As long as you’re calling EU numbers, calls cost 4p per minute and texts 1p per minute. Local rates outside the EU may vary, although these should be spelled out to you via a text message when you arrive in your destination.

How does it compare with rival networks’ offers?

Tesco Mobiles Home From Home competes very well with other market-leading providers. For example, while Three’s Go Roam scheme allows you to use your data and calls in 71 worldwide destinations, there is an additional charge to access this – £2 a day in Europe and £5 a day worldwide.

Uswitch’s guide to the best network for roaming explains how each deal breaks down.


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