Calling abroad from the UK

  • EE
  • Orange
  • T-Mobile

With EE's calling abroad add-ons you can keep in touch, without it costing you the earth.

Please note: when you buy an add-on, you’ll receive your full allowance upfront, but you’ll only be charged from the date you buy it until your next bill date.

To find out more about how add-ons will appear on your bill visit our My mobile bill charges explained page and check out the Add-ons section.

Our calling abroad add-ons are automatically renewed on your account every month until you cancel them, so there's no need to add them every month. If you don't want your add-ons anymore, you can manage them through My Account.

Opting in with pay monthly

Calling abroad from the UK costs 50p per minute if calling Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. Calling to all other countries cost £1 per minute, while texts are 25p per message.

Our free pay monthly calling abroad add-on gives you access to cheaper rates in 67 countries to the UK. You'll be charged per minute/text at the cheaper rates for each country. For a free opt in, text CALL ABROAD to 441.

Opting with pay as you go

Our pay as you go calling abroad add-on offers calls from 1p a minute and texts from just 10p.

You can get lower call rates in 67 countries from the UK. For a free opt in, text CALL ABROAD to 150.

International SIM

The International SIM works in all unlocked phones, and comes loaded with features to help you get the best value from EE pay as you go:

Call abroad from just 1p: This SIM includes our Call Abroad add-on, which means you can call abroad from just 1p per minute and text for just 10p. Existing customers can get the Call Abroad add-on for FREE by texting Call Abroad to 150.

£10 Everything Pack. This SIM also comes with a £10 Everything Pack ready to go as soon as you add credit. This gives you:

  • 150 minutes
  • unlimited texts
  • 500MB of UK data

Top up £15 to activate the pack. The £10 pack will come out of your credit when you use your phone, and the remaining £5 can be used for your low cost international calls and texts.

Now you're on EE pay as you go, you can:

  • Get set up: For help, handy tips and loads more, visit ee.co.uk/start
  • Manage your account: Want to top up or check your balance? Need to change your pack or buy another add-on? Visit My Account online at ee.co.uk/myaccount or download the My EE app.
  • Change your pack anytime: We have a range of pay as you go packs that give you big allowances of minutes, texts and data in the UK. To ensure you only pay for what you use, you can swap your pack any time at ee.co.uk/myaccount.
  • Add extra data. You can add data from just £1 for 100MB on the UK's biggest and fastest 3G and 4G network:
Data Cost Duration
100MB £1 7 day add-on
500MB £3 7 day add-on
500MB £5 30 day add-on
1GB £7.50 30 day add-on
3GB £15 30 day add-on
  • Get a boost on your allowances: The longer you stay, we'll give you a boost of more minutes, texts or data every three months at no extra cost. For more info log into My Account.
  • Top up in more ways: Top up in an EE store, online at ee.co.uk/topup (only UK cards online) or anywhere you see the green top up logo.
  • Get Help anytime: Text HELP to 150 for free to find out more about all our free text services, including balance and allowance info.

Calling abroad – costs

Here are Orange's Calling Zones costs - we've listed all calls by the minute. Remember that the costs relate to calling an international phone while you're in the UK and prices for the country you're calling depend on the Calling Zone it's in.

Calling abroad – costs

Here are the International Pass on T-Mobile costs - we've listed all calls by the minute. Remember that the costs relate to calling an international phone while you're in the UK and prices for the country you're calling depend on the pricing zone it's in.

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