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beckyboo1986
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Can I use a SIM only plan in Philippines?

I am looking to switch from O2 as pay monthly to a SIM only deal with Virgin however I want to check that I will be able to use my phone abroad?

I'm going to Philippines in April and would like to use wifi and possibly data abroad. Is this possibly with a sim only deal?

Thanks.

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Re: Can I use a SIM only plan in Philippines?

You can use this for checking call cost and coverage while abroad, Philippines is covered OK, but I would not like to pay those prices :-)
http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=BROWSE_TOPIC&SELECTED_BROWSE_TAB=porta...
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Re: Can I use a SIM only plan in Philippines?

Thanks yes I agree it's very expensive!! Ideally I'll just use Wifi but if I have to send an emergency text every now and again, I want to be able to do it.

 

I just read a few threads saying people couldn't even use their phones abroad so I was worried. I assume I have to call up and activate roaming or something ahead of travelling?

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Re: Can I use a SIM only plan in Philippines?

Checking for roaming is set up OK, can be done with your online account, ringing 789 and using a automated service or ringing 789 and speaking to a advisor.

I usually check about a week before going away and have not had a problem, apart from data not working in France last year - which was sorted out OK after a quick call.
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