How does the Global Data Pass work?
As a Viking, you can acces mobile data in various countries outside the European Union with a Global Data Pass. Without a Global Data Pass it is not possible to use mobile data outside the European Union, as we block this possibility to avoid high costs.
A Global Data Pass therefore allows carefree use of mobile data outside the European Union, in the following countries:
Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Faroe Islands, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ukraine, and the United States.
You can purchase the Global Data Pass for both mobile subscriptions and prepaid cards.
You can buy the Global Data Pass either for a mobile subscription or a prepaid sim card. You can choose between three options:
- For 250 MB, you pay 10 euros.
- For 1 GB, you pay 15 euros.
- For 3 GB, you pay 25 euros.
The pass is valid for 1 month from activation, regardless of whether you have used mobile data or not.
How do I activate a Global Data Pass? Well, there are two ways:
- Purchase via your My Viking account on the website or My Viking app. Outside the EU, you logically need a connection to a Wi-Fi network for this.
- Purchase via SMS by texting the number 1984: ROAM250MB or ROAM1GB or ROAM3GB.
This activation method does not require you to be connected to a Wi-Fi network, unless you need to make a manual payment. Receiving and sending these SMS is free of charge.
How does the payment for a Global Data Pass work?
For Mobile Vikings mobile subscriptions, the Global Data Pass will be activated immediately and appear on your next invoice/payment invitation. To pay those, as always, your available Viking Points will be used first.
When using a prepaid card, you can pay for the Global Data Pass through your My Viking account on the website or in the app using available Viking points or credit. If there is insufficient credit or Viking points, you need to make a separate payment.
When purchasing via SMS, the payment will first be made via any available calling credit on your prepaid card. If there is insufficient calling credit available for a full payment, any Viking Points in your account will be used. If there are insufficient Viking Points in your account for a full payment, your chosen payment method in your My Viking account (Easy Payment) will be used for the remaining amount. If you do not have an Easy Payment method set up in your account, you will have to make a separate online payment via Mobile Vikings' available payment methods. For this, outside the EU, you will need a connection to a Wi-Fi network. If you place your Global Data Pass order via SMS, you may not be able to complete the order via SMS because you have not set up an Easy Payment method. In that case, you will need to place the order via your My Viking account on the website or My Viking app.
Global Data Pass completely depleted? No problem! You will receive a notification via SMS when you have used 80% of your bundle, and when your bundle is completely depleted. Data usage will then be blocked again. If you would like to continue surfing, you can activate up to 6 Global Data Passes per month, per number.
Please note that the Global Data Pass only covers mobile data usage and not call or SMS costs. Local rates apply for calls and SMS, which are mentioned in the SMS you receive upon arrival abroad or on our roaming page.
All terms and conditions of the Global Data Pass can be found on our website.