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Why is Virgin Media Roaming good?

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Last update: October 18, 2023
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Virgin Media roaming has a wide range of destinations around Europe that you can travel to and enjoy the luxury of being able to still use your Virgin Media SIM only deal like you're still at home, if you want to travel outside the EU Virgin Media roaming has you covered.

How much does Virgin Media roaming cost?

One of the best benefits of having a Virgin Media SIM only deals is that you are able to get Virgin Mobile roaming, meaning you can travel around Europe and feel like you're at home.

With Virgin Media roaming you won't have any extra bills when you are out on holiday enjoying your time posting on social media and making calls and texts from your mobile to your family back home.

For example, if you are on a Virgin SIM only plan that offers 45GB then when you are a broad you will be using your own data from your current plan, the texts and calls also applies to Virgin Media roaming.

Now you can travel and keep your family up to date with Instagram and Facebook posts and return back to the UK without having a big bill waiting for you.

However, be mindful of spending too much of your allowances on your trip because if you find yourself not using your data then turn it off and save it and only use it when you have to.

Therefore, it costs nothing extra for all Virgin Media customers who decide to travel to countries that have Virgin Media roaming.

How many international destinations have Virgin Media Roaming?

For Virgin Media customers they will be able to travel to over 30 countries that have Virgin Media roaming.

Here is a list of the countries you can roam to:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands, Romania, Saint Barthelemy, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, The French Antilles, Vatican City (Italy).

So, if you travel to any of these countries you will be eligible for Virgin Media roaming meaning you will not have any extra bills when you return from your holiday.

Just imagine chilling in the beaches of Barcelona or the best hotspots in Denmark or even showing off at the Eiffel tower in Paris, you can show off to your family and friends by nonstop posts on Instagram story.

However, if you joined Virgin Media after December 2017, unfortunately there is a few places you are not allowed to roam to outside the EU, here is a list: Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Guam, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Paraguay, Solomon, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu and Venezuela.

Does Virgin Media Roam outside the EU? USA?

Virgin Media does have roaming destinations outside the EU but unfortunately it will cost Virgin Media customers extra so make sure that you know the costs of that particular roaming destination before you leave abroad.

For Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey) Isle of Man which the prices are billed by the minute. If you are on a Virgin Media SIM monthly plan than it costs 50p per MB, 50p to send a MMS, 15p to send a text, 30p per min for every call you make and it is free to receive a call.

If you are on a Virgin Media pay as you go deal, the prices are 30p per minute to make a call, free to receive a call, 15p to send a text, sending a MMS is 30p and to use your data it is 50p per MB.

To travel to some of the best destinations in the world like New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the USA Virgin Media customers must pay extra as well.

For Virgin Media monthly SIM only deal customers, making a call is £2.00 per minute, receive calls £1.50 per minute, sending a text, 50p, sending a MMS 50p, £5 per MB.

And if you are a Virgin Media Pay as you go deal then making a call is £2.00 per minute, receive calls £1.50 per minute, sending a text, 50p, sending a MMS 30p, £5 per MB.

To travel to Turkey and Switzerland for Virgin Media SIM monthly customers it is £1.00 per minute to make a call, free to receive calls, 50p to send a text, 50p to send a MMS and 50p per MB.

For Virgin Media pay as you go customers it is £1.00 per minute to make a call, free to receive calls, 50p to send a text, 50p to send a MMS and 30p per MB.

For any other country in the world, Virgin Media customers can go into the Virgin Media Roaming webpage where this a list of almost every country you can think of and when you select one it will give you the cost of roaming for both Virgin Media monthly and pay as you go customers.

Stop worrying about Virgin Media roaming fees with Holafly

¿Are you travelling outside of Europe? Say goodbye to Virgin Media roaming fees with Holafly. With its international eSIM cards you will get a fixed price data plan to use abroad, whether it is for just a few weeks or for a whole month, there is an internet plan for you.

Ranging from 27€ to 57€, Holalfy SIM cards are a great alternative to your Virgin Media roaming, as you know the price you will pay for your internet connection even before you depart, so there are no hidden extra costs or add-ons on your monthly bill. What is more, Holafly offers a 24/7 customer support team in case anything happens to your SIM card.

Using Holalfy international eSIM cards is very simple, you just need to choose your destination, the company offers over 100 options, and select the data plan that you prefer. Once you pay for your SIM card it will be delivered to your email inbox so you just need to activate it following the instructions, also included in the email.

Lower roaming fees with Holafly

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