Roaming without limits: Essential tips for carefree EU travel with Lyca Mobile

3 June, 2024 by Aaron Lee
Roaming without limits: Essential tips for carefree EU travel with Lyca Mobile
Roaming without limits: Essential tips for carefree EU travel with Lyca Mobile
Holiday breaks abroad are about fun and relaxation, not watching your spending. That’s why Lyca Mobile offers EU roaming as standard, so you can connect, browse, stream, translate, and share all summer – with no stress. Let’s take a look at Lyca Mobile’s EU roaming benefits – that come with all our SIM only plans – and give you some essential tips to help you save while enjoying your travels.
  • Ditch data roaming dread with these savvy travel tips for the EU.
  • Learn how to stay connected and share your adventures without breaking the bank.
  • Discover the power of Wi-Fi hotspots, offline maps, and messaging apps.
  • Explore Lyca Mobile UK's roaming options for a stress-free EU adventure.

Explore Europe and roam free with a Lyca Mobile SIM only deal

So, what does Lyca Mobile offer as part of its EU roaming benefits? Here’s the answers to the most common questions:

  • All current Lyca Mobile Pay As You Go (PAYG) and Pay Monthly plans come with EU Roaming as standard – unless stated otherwise
  • This means there are no additional charges for using your plan’s allowances in countries listed in Lyca Mobile’s European Roaming Zone, which includes popular destinations such as Croatia, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and more
  • You can use minutes, texts and data in EU roaming countries just like you do at home
  • You can use a good portion of your standard UK data allowance (see plans for details)
  • Where available, you can use 4G and 5G when you roam

For full details about our roaming benefits and terms, you can read our full EU Roaming Policy here

Lyca Mobile prepaid plans start from as little as £5 a month. Lyca Mobile’s Pay Monthly plans start from £4 a month. And every plan gives you bags of value. 

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Travel tips for visiting EU countries

Roam with your Lyca Mobile plan

When you choose a Lyca Mobile plan, you get a roaming SIM card. It’s the same SIM card you use at home to text, browse, chat with friends, and to make international calls. Making connections is at the heart of what we do, and that’s why Lyca Mobile continues to offer EU roaming at no extra cost! 

Once you've chosen a SIM only deal you like, you’ll want to activate your plan in the UK before you travel. And be sure to check the roaming allowance for your plan, too. 

And if you need a boost, Lyca Mobile offers a variety of convenient and affordable roaming add-ons for travel across Europe. These packages provide a set amount of data, calls and texts for a fixed price, giving you peace of mind and avoiding unexpected charges.

Purchase travel insurance

Passport, mobile plan and money aside, travel insurance is probably the most important thing to secure before you set off. Sure, it’s not essential, but if you choose to travel without it and you have an unexpected incident, it could be very costly for you. 

For instance, a sudden crisis just before your departure date that forces you to cancel your flights and accommodation could mean you lose whatever you’ve spent. Having travel insurance will protect you in the event of an emergency. Many travel insurance providers offer tiered plans, so if car hire and your personal devices are what you’re most concerned about, you can select just the coverage you need for your trip.

Bring some Euros in cash

‘Who needs cash nowadays, right?’ is what you might be thinking if you’re used to the availability of contactless services and card readers in your area. When you travel, there are still situations where cash-in-hand is preferred, and in some cases cash is the only thing that will be accepted: your taxi fare from/to the airport, hiring sunbeds at the beach for added relaxation, the face painter inside the colourful nightclub you and your friends stumble into, the market stall vendors you encounter while browsing for souvenirs. 

These are just a handful of the edge cases where cash is still needed. So, search for a good travel money deal to secure some Euros for your trip.

Download maps, music and media in advance

Apps such as Google Maps, Apple Maps and Citymapper allow you to download specific regions for offline use. This is especially important if you’re heading to remote areas or places where free Wi-Fi and data roaming access are rare. 

Be sure to download the map of the area you’re staying before you leave. And while you’re at it, it’s worth downloading music you’d like to listen to, TV shows or films you might like to watch, and the odd mobile game to play. With your offline maps and download media to hand, you’ll be prepared for situations with no connectivity: 40 minutes until the next bus into town, you say? No problem.

Pack for fun and for the unexpected

If you’re heading somewhere hot, beach and party clothes, and all the accompanying accessories are probably at the top of your list. But don’t shirk on packing items for those unexpected incidents. For instance: a rain mac for occasions when the weather forecast isn’t looking promising, Ibuprofen and paracetamol in case of illness, mosquito repellent, plasters, and a tote or cross-body bag to carry your essential items. Don’t forget to check the luggage weight limit with your airline. 

And if you, or any of your party, have an allergy, it can also be useful to print off a flash card in the country’s native language to show when you go out to eat and drink.

For extended trips, remember to back up and take care

If you’re planning a long trip around Europe, you’ll also want to make sure you have enough power and storage space available to you. Local power adapters and portable USB power supplies will be a must. As for storage, a phone with plenty of internal storage space will be a big help, but cloud services mean you can purchase as much or as little space as you need. Just make sure you backup to keep all your data and your precious holiday memories saved in case something happens to your phone. If Wi-Fi will be scarce where you are travelling, Lyca Mobile’s roaming add-ons can give you a boost. 

And speaking of precautions, even in 2024, it is still sensible to print off hard copies of visas and other essential travel documents just in case something comes up.

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Start roaming in Europe with Lyca Mobile

We hope these travel tips will help you get the most out of your next holiday in Europe. 

And remember: all Lyca Mobile PAYG and Pay Monthly plans come with EU Roaming as standard. Start roaming in the EU this season with a great value SIM by Lyca Mobile. 

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