Why can’t I use mobile data outside the EU?

With Mobile Vikings you can’t use mobile data outside the EU to avoid unexpectedly high costs. This will avoid you, as a Viking, to unexpectedly receive a huge invoice/payment invitation for your subscription, or to instantly use all of your calling credit unaware.

Why? Well, outside the EU you surf mobile at € 13/MB, which means you’ll instantly reach your maximum amount out of your subscription bundle (by default this is set at € 50 or less). To illustrate: you can barely use 5 MB with this. Simply opening your Facebook app, for example, is enough to get you there. And if this happens, you’ll not only be unpleasantly surprised upon receiving your next invoice/payment invitation, you won’t be able to surf, make/receive calls or send/receive texts either. You see, when you reach your maximum out-of-bundle amount, we're obliged to stop all your services. With a prepaid SIM card, you use your calling credit to surf mobile outside the EU, and that too will exhaust instantly.

Quite an unpleasant experience, which we’ll prevent once and for all from happening by taking this measure. 

Outside the EU you will be able to make/receive calls and send/receive texts. You’ll find the prices for this in detail on our roaming page.

In order to be able to surf using mobile internet, we recommend you use wi-fi as much as possible or use a local SIM card. You’ll usually find those at airports.