VOXI international data roaming: a complete guide

Gert Svaiko

Have an overseas holiday planned? Whether you’re jetting off for a week in the sun or a longer adventure, you’ll have a few key things to get sorted.

Along with packing your suitcase, you’ll need to check if you can use your UK debit card abroad without charges, and find out if your mobile network allows international roaming.

In this guide, we’ll be focusing on VOXI and its international data roaming policy for UK users. We’ll run through where in the world you can use your VOXI device to get online, along with any data roaming charges you need to know about.

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Table of contents

What is VOXI?

VOXI is a mobile network owned by Vodafone, and it uses Vodafone’s network too. But unlike Vodafone which offers lots of products and services including broadband and laptops, VOXI focuses on just phones and SIM-only deals.

What services does VOXI provide?

VOXI offers a range of pay monthly and SIM-only plans for UK customers, along with the latest smartphones. You can also activate your SIM card on the VOXI website.

How does roaming with VOXI work?

VOXI does allow international roaming. This means that if you’re a VOXI customer, you’ll be able to use your phone to get online and make calls when you’re outside the UK.

However, there could be charges depending where you’re travelling. In some destinations, you can use your UK allowance of data, calls and texts.

But in others, you’ll need to buy a roaming pass or package from VOXI before you travel. Each covers a set number of destinations. If your destination isn’t covered, you’ll either need to cough up for data roaming charges (usually priced per MB of data used) or turn off roaming altogether.

We’ll look at VOXI international roaming charges in more detail shortly.

VOXI international data roaming coverage

VOXI customers should be able to use their devices in a wide range of countries worldwide, although there are some exceptions. Most of Europe is covered, along with 70+ other countries including:¹

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • India
  • China
  • Malaysia.

You can check the full list of roaming destinations over on the VOXI website.

There are some specifics you need to know about certain destinations though. We’ll run through these next.

VOXI data roaming in Europe (EU)

If you’re going to Europe, you’ll need to buy a VOXI European Roaming Pass. These are available in various durations to suit your trip:²

  • 1 day - £2.25
  • 2 days - £4
  • 8 days - £10
  • 15 days - £15.

All options give you either 20GB of data or your inclusive plan data, whichever is less. You’ll also get unlimited texts and minutes

The pass activates as soon as you buy it, so it’s worth waiting until the day of your flight to order it.

There are some European destinations where you don’t need a European Roaming Pass. If you’re going to Iceland, Norway, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland, you can use your inclusive UK data, minutes and texts allowance just like you would at home.³

📚 Read more: 7 best UK-issued prepaid travel cards for Europe

VOXI data roaming in the US

For trips to the US, you’ll need a VOXI Global Roaming Extras pass. This is for destinations outside of the Europe Zone, and covers the US along with 70+ other countries

You choose one of the following:¹

Pass durationPriceIncluded
8 days£15100 minutes

100 texts

2GB data

15 days£25200 minutes

200 texts

4GB data

Like with the other roaming pass, the Global Roaming Extras pass activates right away once purchased.

If it isn’t right for you, another option is to look into getting a US SIM card instead.

📚 Read more: 7 best UK-issued prepaid travel cards for the US

VOXI data roaming in Turkey

Turkey isn’t covered under the VOXI European Roaming Pass. This means you’ll need to shell out for the Global Roaming Extras pass¹ if you’re planning to soak up the sun in Turkey and want to use your phone there.

📚 Read more: 7 best UK-issued prepaid travel cards for Turkey

VOXI international data roaming charges

Here’s a roundup of the cost of VOXI international roaming passes we’ve covered so far:

International roaming passCost
European Roaming Pass²1 day - £2.25

2 days - £4

8 days - £10

15 days - £15

Global Roaming Extras pass¹8 days - £15

15 days - £25

Additional fees

If you don’t buy one of VOXI’s international roaming passes, you’re likely to be charged for using data abroad - and for calls and messages too.

The charges vary depending on the destination, which VOXI groups into different world zones.

But you could be paying between:⁴

  • £0.60 to £1.20 per MB of data
  • £0.60 to £2.40 per minute for calls
  • £0.08 to £1.56 per minute to receive calls
  • £0.08 to £0.60 per text message.

There’s also a flat fee of £0.66 per picture or video message (MMS),⁴ so those are best avoided.

You can see the full list of VOXI roaming charges here.

And there you have it - a handy at-a-glance guide to VOXI international data roaming. We’ve looked at network coverage, data roaming charges and the different passes you can buy from VOXI depending on your destination.

It’s a shame that it costs you to use your phone overseas, but VOXI is far from the only network charging for international roaming. With the right roaming pass, you can get online, call and text without worrying about racking up high charges.

After reading this, you should be all set to start planning your trip. Wherever you’re heading to, just don’t forget to pop your Wise card in your travel wallet. It could save you a bundle when spending abroad.

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Please see the Terms of Use for your region or visit Wise fees & pricing for the most up-to-date information on pricing and fees.

Sources used for this article:

  1. VOXI - VOXI Global Roaming Extras
  2. VOXI - Help - What are VOXI European Roaming Passes and how do they work?
  3. VOXI - Help - How do I use my VOXI plan abroad?
  4. VOXI - Charges

Sources checked on 9-Nov-2023.

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