Three Announce New EU Roaming Deal

Three have today announced a fantastic new roaming deal which gets the internet in the hands of more people who travel within the EU and like here in the UK there is no need to worry about limits.

For £5 you get 24 hours internet access….and best of all it is All-You-Can-Eat!.  Yes you did read that right… you can now be on holiday and download apps, upload pictures, tweet, use maps or any other internet service you like, happy knowing you wont pay a penny more than £5 for the day of use!.


The only condition is there is no tethering allowed but for most people, myself included, being able to use everything else for a single charge more than makes up for this.

On a personal note I am blown away by this new service from Three, normally going abroad in the past I have had to turn data off and only use WiFi when back in the hotel, missing out on all the news throughout the day…. finally this is no more.

Check below for the full press release from Three and start packing your bags for that summer holiday…..and this time you can share your photos!

Three Announce New EU Roaming Deal

THREE OPENS UP THE INTERNET IN THE EU

New Euro Internet Pass makes the fear of using data on your smartphone in the EU a thing of the past

June 13th 2012: From today, Three Pay Monthly Contract customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the internet on their smartphones whilst holidaying in the EU without the fear of running up a massive bill.

For just a fiver a day, customers can tweet, tag, browse, book, update, upload, search, send, and Google as much as they want without worrying about how much they’re spending.

So, if you’re trying to find that perfect Pizzeria, you can just Google it and track it down on a map. If you can’t remember the word for donkey in Spanish, download a translation app. Or, if you really can’t resist finding out what’s going on at work, you can pick up your emails whenever you like and wherever you are. But best of all, you can make everyone back home insanely jealous with loads of gloaty “look where I am right now” type status updates and photos.

Thomas Malleschitz, Marketing Director at Three said, “We love the mobile internet at Three and we want our customers to enjoy it on holiday as much as they do at home. The Euro Internet Pass gives our customers the freedom to use the internet in the EU without having to think about how many megabytes or gigabytes they are using or where the nearest Wifi hotspot is.

We’ve been campaigning for lower data roaming rates and welcome the new regulation from Europe.  These changes promote competition and allow us to offer our customers a better deal so they no longer have to worry about running up a massive bill when using the internet”.

Link: Three Blog

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  • Anonymous

    Hmm, its better than a slap in the face with a wet fish… but, unusually, its not a patch on the Vodafone deal – at least not for someone with a high end contract.

    Sounds suspiciously like a knee-jerk reaction – pity as I have a week away soonish where I wouldn’t have hesitated to pay for a Vodafone type deal but I’ll struggle to justify this. (And before someone argues that its less than a cup of coffee in difference… yes but I’m on my holidays, I *want* my cup of nice coffee that I wouldn’t otherwise buy and perhaps there’s value in being a bit less connected from time to time…)

  • Nigel

    still £70 for a fortnight away – which I grant you is much better than it used to be – but its the cost of the flight to some destinations !

    do the Canaries come under “EU” are there any exact geographical descriptions provided ? 

  • Trevor

    Compared to other networks this is pathetic. I recently burned £50 in a day (using maps mostly!) and couldn’t believe 3 didn’t already cater for overseas travel. I’ll be dusting off my T-Mobile MiFi device for my next trip! I won’t be streaming movies whilst abroad, but will need to find my way around and annoy my friends with check-ins. ;-) Other networks cater for holiday use much better.

    Also apparently this only covers contracts, not PAYG. :-( 

  • Peter from Tottenham

    what about laptop users?