Using 'phone in South America

  • 2 August 2023
  • 6 replies

Userlevel 2

Hi - I am going to Peru later this year and would like to find out about roaming charges if I want to make a call, send a Whatsapp message or a text.  Is it likely to be very expensive?  


Best answer by andewhite 2 August 2023, 15:55

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Userlevel 2

Thanks Kash 

Userlevel 7
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Hi @AHutton54,

Glad that we could help.

If you require further assistance, please let us know.



Userlevel 2

Hi Mohammed - many thanks for taking the trouble to reply. I'd been thinking about a local SIM. Thanks to everyone for your help and suggestions. 

Userlevel 5
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Hey @AHutton54 It’s not inclusive of roaming so may well be worth getting a local or eSIM when abroad.

Just be sure to cap your plan at £0.00 and configure the eSIM correctly.



Userlevel 8
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Looks like roaming in PERU using iD Mobile is expensive… might be worth looking at using an eSIM instead, if your handset supports these @AHutton54.


Userlevel 1 - select Peru from the list to view charges


Roaming Pay monthly Pay-as-you-go
Calls to UK* £6.00 £6.00
Calls to Peru* £6.00 £6.00
Calls received* £2.40 £2.40
Texts to Peru** £1.20 £1.20
Texts to UK** £1.20 £1.20
Picture message (MMS) sent** £0.60 £0.60
Internet and Data (per MB)*** £15.00 £15.00

* Price per minute

** Please note: MMS charges vary. For further information, refer to Terms & Conditions.

*** Data is charged or deducted in one kilobyte (KB) increments and any part KB used will be rounded up to the nearest KB