How do I avoid extra costs with a subscription when I am in a non-EU country?

Here are some tips on how to avoid extra costs:

  • Limit the number of characters in your text message. For example, in your iPhone, you enable this via Settings → Message. The counter shows you when a text message is too long to send in one message.
  • Have people call you instead of you calling them. Our roaming page will show you that an incoming call is usually much cheaper. And, the person calling you does not pay extra because you are in a non-EU country!
  • You can of course use local Wifi as much as possible or use a local SIM card. Usually you can purchase them in airports.
  • Deactivate your voicemail through your My Viking account. If someone leaves a message on your voicemail, the call minutes will still be charged, even if your phone is on airplane mode.

You can't use your mobile data bundle outside of the EU. We automatically block your mobile data to avoid unexpectedly high costs. Do you still want to surf outside the EU? You can! With the Global Data Pass you can use mobile data in many countries outside the European Union. Check all the details here.

Your usage in a non-EU country is not included in your monthly bundle, so you have to pay these charges separately. You can check the roaming rates on our roaming page. This occurs automatically and appears in your monthly invoice or payment invitation.