account arrowhead-down arrowhead-up mobile-menu search sm-bold-x x-skinny-rounded x-skinny arrowhead-right social-facebook social-googleplus social-instagram social-linkedin social-pinterest social-qzone social-renren social-tencent social-twitter social-vkontakt social-weibo social-youku social-youtube

Please help us improve our website

Take our customer survey to evaluate your visit.

It should only take a few minutes to answer five quick questions. Just click the Launch survey button at the end of your visit to begin.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Tips & Tricks

Curious about what is happening at IFA?
Read more and discuss the press conference here.

Do i need to do anything to my phone to use it in europe

One time poster
Message 1 of 3
1,015 Views
Message 1 of 3

Do i need to do anything to my phone to use it in europe

Do i need to do anything to my phone to use it in europe

2 REPLIES 2
Emperor
Message 2 of 3
1,012 Views
Message 2 of 3

Re: Do i need to do anything to my phone to use it in europe

@Gangster2 

 

if your phone its locked to a carrier network / SIM locked, you won't be able to use it. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Highlighted
Sony Xperia Support
Message 3 of 3
1,002 Views
Message 3 of 3

Re: Do i need to do anything to my phone to use it in europe

Hi @Gangster2, welcome to our forum! Slightly smiling Face

Which country are you situated in? As @uliwooly mentioned, if you have a network locked device, you will need be able to use a pre-paid SIM card in Europe, unless it's from the same operator that you have in the country where you live.

You can of course check with your current operator regarding the roaming in Europe, but it may be very expensive and a pre-paid SIM is almost always the best choice and even if there are plenty of free Wi-Fi networks almost everywhere, you may want to have some form of mobile data access in case you need to use for example, Google Maps to navigate. This will of course depends on if you are travelling for work and you need to be available for phone calls on your normal number.

I know that in the Nordics where I'm situated, some operators offer free roaming (no extra cost for calls/text messages and you can use mobile data in the US) and I can roam freely in the rest of Europe, due to the new laws.

I hope that helps! Slightly smiling Face


Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


If you're new to our forums, make sure that you've read our Discussion guidelines.

To get in touch with your local support team, please visit our contact page.