Therefore, before traveling, keep this in mind and go to the settings of your mobile phone and deactivate this function as soon as possible and we will explain why you should do it.
Roaming in Europe
If you travel in Europe you have to activate roaming on your mobile phone because this will allow you to connect to the Internet wherever you go as if you were at home. You don’t have to pay anything extra nor do you have to call your company as before, just go to the settings and activate the “roaming” button.
The countries in Zone 1 in which we can use the Internet normally are Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, French Guiana , Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Martinique Island, Reunion Island, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Sweden, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican.
In addition, there are operators that offer other countries included, although it will depend on each one and the conditions of each of the rates. Some give us the option to browse the United Kingdom and even others give us the option to connect to the Internet for free in the United States. But it is not usual and generally you can only do it from the European Economic Area.
In all these cases, the function must be activated on your mobile and the phone will automatically will look for an operator to connect to so that you can continue browsing or making calls at the same price as if you were making them in Spain.
Out of Europe
But be careful, having this function activated on your mobile phone will make it will be very expensive If you are going to travel to a country that is not in the European Economic Area. The first thing you should do if you are going to travel is go to your mobile settings and deactivate data roaming or roaming. If you don’t do this, you may connect to the Internet in the destination country and it may cost you several euros for each megabyte consumed.
- The only thing we have to do is go to the mobile settings. It will depend on each phone but the steps are more or less similar in all of them:
- Open the mobile phone settings
- Go to the networks and Internet section
- Choose your SIM card in use
- Look for the “data roaming” or “roaming” section
- Deactivate with the switch that you will find next to it
If you can’t find the function, most smartphones have a search engine in the settings section and all you have to do is write “data roaming” or “roaming” and it will take you directly to the section from which we can activate or deactivate it
What if I have an eSIM?
Things change if you have bought a special eSIM to navigate in these countries, as is the case with Holafly. When you activate a new SIM card to have data abroad, for example in the United States, you do need to go to the settings of that specific card and press the “roaming” button or it will be impossible for you to connect to the Internet while you are away from home.
The only thing you should keep in mind is that you activate it in the one that corresponds and in the one that you just bought new and not in the one that you usually use to access the Internet in Spain because then we will have the same problem as before