How much does it cost to text abroad from the UK?

Last updated: June 15, 2018

Need to text a mobile abroad when you're in the UK? We've got all the details you need.


Texting a UK mobile

If you need to text a mobile number registered in the UK that's been taken abroad, then don't worry. These texts will be the same as normal, so will be covered any text allowance you have in your airtime plan, or charged at your normal text rate outside of any airtime plan allowance.


Texting an International mobile

If you need to text a mobile number that's registered in another country, then these aren't covered by any text allowance in your airtime plan. How much the text will cost will depend on your airtime plan.

For details on the costs to send a text, see our Virgin Mobile Call Cost pages:

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Which countries can you text?

You can text mobiles registered in the following countries from the UK:

Country
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Austria
Australia
Australian External Territories
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bonaire/ Curaçao / Saint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Diego Garcia
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DR Congo
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabonese Republic
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greenland
Greece
Grenada
Guam
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
International Shared Code
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion Island
Romania
Russia and Kazakhstan
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Solomon Islands
Somali
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Telecommunications for Disaster Relief
Thailand
Togolese Republic
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States Virgin Islands
Universal Personal Telecommunication Service
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


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