What is Sky Mobile Roaming passport?

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Last update: October 2, 2023
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Sky mobile roaming passport is what you need to have to travel to over 30 destinations and not pay any extra costs because you will only be using your data, minutes and texts from your UK Sky mobile SIM only plan.

How much does Sky Mobile roaming cost?

One of the best parts about a Sky Mobile SIM only deals is that you are eligible for Sky Mobile roaming which means you can roam to over 30 European destinations and have the same feeling of using your plan like you're at home.

The best part about Sky mobile is that it is absolutely free, if you roam to any of the European destinations than you will get Sky Mobile roaming free at no extra cost.

So, you can travel to destinations such as Barcelona, Spain at the rooftop bars or at the beaches in the South of France you can take your Sky Mobile SIM only plans with you because of Sky Mobile roaming.

The proper term for Sky Mobile roaming is known as a roaming passport and most people associate roaming with just using your data while you are on holiday but with Sky roaming passport you can use your calls and texts like you are at home, almost like you never left the UK.

Your data, text and call allowance will be whatever your current plan so make sure before you go on holiday you have enough data allowance so that you can keep your friends and family updated on your holiday though Instagram or any social media platform.

How many international destinations does Sky Mobile have?

Sky mobile roaming has 30 destinations that does not cost you anything extra besides whatever you current plan and you will be using your Sky SIM only plan like you're at home.

Here is a list of the Sky Mobile Roaming destinations:

Austria, Azores (Portugal), Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus (excluding Northern Cyprus), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Republic of), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira (Portugal), Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Barthelemy, St Martin, Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao.

So, if you travel to any of these destinations then you are able to use your Sky mobile SIM only allowance with SKY mobile roaming it will cost nothing extra than your current plan.

USA or other countries roaming Sky Mobile UK

Does Sky mobile roam to other countries outside the EU? The answer is yes but it will cost extra. Sky mobile has set up a Roaming passport plus which allows you to roam to popular destinations that are far away.

For example, here is a few destinations that are included in the roaming passport plus Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Qatar, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.

So, with roaming passport plus you are able to have a one day pass to use your Sky mobile SIM only plan like you are at home for only £6 for the next 24 hours when you arrive to the country.

Roaming passport plus allows you to use your data but it will come out of your current UK plan and if you finish your data when you are on holiday then top by buying an extra GB of data by logging into your Sky app.

The roaming passport plus also applies to your calls and texts meaning that you will be using up all your texts and calls from your current UK plan.

Therefore, if you are going to roam outside of the EU the Roaming passport plus is the way to go as it will save you some money. To roam without using the roaming passport plus the charges are different and could cost more depending on where you are travelling too.

Sky roaming not working?

If your Sky mobile roaming is not working when you are abroad then there could be a few issues with your roaming that you must sort out and if you follow these 4 easy steps your Sky mobile should be up and running.

  1. Restart your mobile phone or tablet (whatever device you have)
  2. Make sure that your SIM is activated for roaming
  • Apple – Settings > Phone > SIM Applications > Roaming
  • Android – Applications > Sky Menu/SIM Tool Kit > Roaming
  1. Check your phone or device for their APN Settings
  2. Manually select a network (if you are already connected to a network try select a different one)

How to avoid Sky roaming fees: try out Holafly

Holafly international eSIM cards are a great way to avoid Sky roaming fees and, therefore, an amazing way to cut down your travel expenses. But how? Holafly offers a great selection of international data plans at a fixed price, so this means that you know what you are going to pay for your roaming beforehand and with no hidden extra costs or unwanted add-ons.

Holafly eSIM cards are also very convenient, you just need to choose one of their international fixed price plans and, after your purchase, you will be sent your new eSIM right to your email address, so you do not need to wait for your SIM card. However, it should be taken into account that an eSIM compatible smartphone is needed to use the data plan.

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