OK, so it's not strictly a deal per se.
I'm posting this just as information for the nation - the more people that know this, the better.
EU wide legislation forcing mobile operators to curb their rip-off roaming charges enters its final phase next week.
Smartphones are pretty essential these days but unless you want to be hanging out of a caff or hotel room all week long, you're probably going to struggle to get much use out of it on the continent.
Now finally you can at least answer your phone without arranging a second mortgage.
New maximum prices as of 1st July 2014 (in cents, ex VAT - exchange rate ~€1.20 to £1).
Making a call - 19c
Receiving a call - 5c (this makes it so affordable to keep in touch with essential stuff back home)
Sending a text - 6c
1mb of data - 20c (not cheap by any means, but far better than the £6/mb they dared once charge - and still probably do for RoW travellers)
These price caps will automatically be applied to all customers of all EU based networks (except perhaps those that voted UKIP apparently).
It's pretty safe to assume that most networks will charge the maximum, but there are some cheap dinks like 3's feel at home, O2's tugo, vodafone's eurotraveller, and of course free wifi in lots of touristy places and whatsapp, viber, Skype, iMessage, facetime and so on to use when you have free internet.
As a great added bonus too, recently google maps changed the way it caches offline maps so now you can load a map of your day's adventures in your hotel room, close your app, then open it when you arrive and it will be saved on there for offline navigation - and the GPS works fine without any cellular or wifi connections.
Any helpful advice/comments/knowledge please share below.http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/24/eu-slashes-data-call-text-charges/