If you’re a regular reader then you’re probably already aware of the Three Feel At Home service. It costs nothing if you’re a Three customer and it automatically lets you use your bundled data, minutes and texts in 16 different countries just as if you were back in the UK. Vodafone have today launched something very similar, although there’s only 8 countries on the list and you have to pay £5 per day for the privilege of using it.
Called “Vodafone WorldTraveller”, it covers the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa. Two of those countries (Australia and the USA) are also available with Three on their “Feel At Home” offering, so we’re puzzled as to why Vodafone are charging £5 (or £70 if you’re heading to Florida for a two week trip) when Three customers get it for nothing.
I don’t get it. This is a worse offering because it costs more and has less destinations, but it’s being launched at the same time as a massive Three advertising campaign where you can visit more places and use your phone just as you would at home for no extra charge.
Anyway, details below …
TAKE YOUR UK MINUTES, TEXTS AND DATA TO DESTINATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD WITH
· Take your UK minutes, texts and data with you for just an extra £5 a day with the launch of Vodafone WorldTraveller
· Vodafone WorldTraveller is available in the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa
· Travellers to Europe are still enjoying special offer of £2 a day when opting into Vodafone EuroTraveller
Vodafone UK today announced the launch of Vodafone WorldTraveller, which lets Pay monthly customers, including business travellers on certain business price plans, take their existing UK minutes, texts and data with them to destinations across the globe for just £5 a day* including VAT.
Vodafone WorldTraveller gives Pay monthly customers, including business travellers on certain price plans, visiting the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa the ability to spend more time talking, texting and surfing the web. What’s more, calls and texts received are free. By calling 5555 customers can opt in for no extra charge and they will only pay for the days they use their mobile.
And for those travelling to Europe, there is Vodafone EuroTraveller. More than 1.5 million customers have chosen to use Vodafone EuroTraveller and until the end of August, Pay monthly customers who opt into Vodafone EuroTraveller can use their UK minutes, text and data in our Europe Zone for the special offer of just an extra £2** a day. Like Vodafone WorldTraveller, there’s no charge for receiving calls or texts and customers will only pay for the days they use their mobile abroad.
Now there’s no excuse not to keep in touch whilst you’re away. For further information on Vodafone’s offerings when travelling abroad visit vodafone.co.uk/goingabroad