Vodafone has launched a tariff that enables customers to take their UK minutes, texts and data allowances with them to some of the world’s further-flung locales for £5 per month.
Dubbed Vodafone WorldTraveller and available to pay monthly customers on standard or business plans, the tariff means subscribers can make calls and use mobile data with impunity in USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa.
The opt-in add-on also means that calls and texts are received for free, with the overall £5 charge only applying on days when subscribers use their handset.
Voda’s holidays-friendly offer comes as it currently offering its similar EuroTraveller add-on for a reduced rate of £2 per day. As its name suggests, this affords you unlimited use of your allowance in EU countries.
Last week, roaming charges across the continent fell once again. Networks can now charge a maximum of €0.20 (16p) a megabyte, plus VAT for mobile downloads. Until recently, the maximum charge was 36p.
Making calls has been capped at €0.19 (15p) per minute – down from 19p previously, while receiving calls now carries a headline rate of 4p. And sending a text is cheaper too, with SMS messages dropping to 5p from 6p.
Next year, roaming charges are set to be scrapped altogether.