charges overseas outside of EU

  • 22 September 2020
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Hi Can anyone assist me with a question regarding charges overseas outside of the EU. I am roaming in the United Arab Emirates regularly and would like to know the costs for making receiving calls and texts. Thanks Martin

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Hi there @Martinayrton 

Below are the costs for using your phone in the UAE.

Roaming Pay monthly Pay-as-you-go
Calls to UK* £6.00 £6.00
Calls to United Arab Emirates* £6.00 £6.00
Calls received* £1.50 £1.50
Texts to United Arab Emirates** £1.20 £1.20
Texts to UK** £1.20 £1.20
Picture message (MMS) sent** £0.60 £0.60
Internet and Data (per MB) £9.60 £9.60

* Price per minute

** Price per message/text

Prices shown include VAT where applicable.

You can generally find the costs for using your phone overseas any place on our website here if you have similar queries in future.


If you have a spending cap on your account, you may need to increase that to be able to use your iD SIM over there.

You might be able to find local Pay As You Go SIM’s over there that specialise in long-distance call rates to temporarily use out there to save costs spiralling too high if need be.