Does BT Mobile data roaming work in every country?

BT Mobile works in most countries. There are a few places where you can't use data roaming although you can still make calls.

These are:

  • Angola
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gambia
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Iran
  • Kyrgyzstan Republic
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Monaco
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • San Marino
  • Sierra Leone
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Suriname
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

All of our SIM Only plans bought since 1 September 2020 come with SIMs that are 5G ready, so you’re all set to make the most of everything 5G has to offer. You just need to use the SIM in a 5G device and be in a 5G area.

All of our Family SIM plans bought since 13 November 2020 come with SIMs that are 5G ready. To make the most of everything 5G has to offer, you need to use the SIMs in a 5G device and be in a 5G area.

If you bought a 5G device handset plan before 1 September 2020 and you're in a 5G area, you can get speeds that are around 10 times faster than 4G. 

Roaming won't be initially available for your 5G plan, so if you use your 5G phone abroad, you might not get 5G data speeds. Your phone will still work, but could be using 4G, 3G or even 2G, depending on the network in the country you are in.

Countries where BT Mobile doesn't work >

Read more about international network compatibility >

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