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How much will it cost to use my phone when flying, or sailing on a cruise ship or a ferry?

In-flight calling (where permitted by the airline) is charged at different rates, depending on whether you’re a Pay monthly or a Pay as you go customer. Our Travelling Abroad page shows the costs, just type ‘airlines’ into the ‘Where are you travelling to’ search box. 

Vodafone’s maritime rates, which can apply on cruise ships, ferries and oil rigs, also vary, depending on whether you’re a Pay monthly, or a Pay as you go customer. Our Travelling Abroad page shows the costs of these calls, simply type ‘maritime’ into the ‘Where are you travelling to’ search box. 

A call on a cruise ship, ferry or oil rig often uses a maritime network that will be registered in a country rather than your location at sea. This is why a call made on a ferry between Portsmouth and Spain could show on your bill as ‘Iceland’ or as ‘Maritime,’ ‘AT&T’ or ‘Satellite,’ depending on the country the network is registered in.

Maritime networks can be picked up on land too, especially if you’re close to a port. If this happens and you’d rather connect to a local network, just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to Settings

2. Choose Phone settings

3. Pick a network

 

The cost to use your phone on a plane or at sea, outside the UK, is detailed on our Travelling Abroad page

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