iD offers free data roaming in 22 countries including the US, Germany, Portugal and Australia
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iD offers free data roaming in 22 countries including the US, Germany, Portugal and Australia

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Found 12th May 2015
iD is the new mobile network from Carphone Warehouse

Obviously trying to rival THREE's roaming plans which only has 18 countries to date.

iD has 22 which are The countries covered are: America, Australia, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland and Romania.

Three's are Australia, Austria,Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Macau, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

48 Comments

Great for roaming abroad but the actual packages aren't great for 2 year contracts.

Aren't they running off Three as well?

LetoKynes

Aren't they running off Three as well?


yep

So clearly great for periphery around UK but 3 much more international

corgi74

Great for roaming abroad but the actual packages aren't great for 2 year … Great for roaming abroad but the actual packages aren't great for 2 year contracts.



Agreed, pretty awful after all the PR / Marketing build up to it!

No unlimited minutes / unlimited texts / unlimited data on any plan?
No 12 month SIMO deals?
No difference compared to similar deals on Three already?
No Unlimited minutes plans?
No Unlimited texts plans?
No [most importantly!] Unlimited data plans?


So other than the fact iD is called iD and has 4 extra countries
that are a little off the radar if you did want to use roaming on
Three abroad, they may as well have just called it "3iD" ;-)

4G on Three is still light years away [yes some of the masts
have been enabled on the MBNL provision side] so not even
sure why Carphone has bothered to mention it.. by the time
it hits anywhere near a decent % of the UK, 5G beta would
have been enabled and dispatched.. 400mb+/1gb+ speeds..

LetoKynes

Aren't they running off Three as well?



Yes indeed, so if you get a naff VF signal and went to Three to
get a better 3G/3.5G superfast [which is better coverage than
any 4G] you may as well stay with Three at better prices with
more minutes, texts and data for less..

Unless you want to ring your great, great, great, 3rd removed
cousin who remarried your great, great, great uncles dog who
now lives in Botswana or 1 of the other 3 extra iDmobile free
roaming countries that nobody visits or holidays to

Edited by: "008" 12th May 2015

Won't vote cold, but Three's Sim only plans are better value for money.

corgi74

Great for roaming abroad but the actual packages aren't great for 2 year … Great for roaming abroad but the actual packages aren't great for 2 year contracts.

LetoKynes

Aren't they running off Three as well?



I see they have unlimited data plan for 20 pounds - 2000min , 500txt , unlim data - 1 month rolling. Not sure about tethering.

008

4G on Three is still light years away [yes some of the mastshave been … 4G on Three is still light years away [yes some of the mastshave been enabled on the MBNL provision side] so not evensure why Carphone has bothered to mention it.. by the timeit hits anywhere near a decent % of the UK, 5G beta wouldhave been enabled and dispatched.. 400mb+/1gb+ speeds..so if you get a naff VF signal and went to Three toget a better 3G/3.5G superfast [which is better coverage thanany 4G] you may as well stay with Three at better prices withmore minutes, texts and data for less..


Hi

Am currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. data) to one of 3's AYCE data plans for better speed. Are you saying that 3's 4G coverage isn't that great? Could you please give some more detail.

Cheers

largeruk

HiAm currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. … HiAm currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. data) to one of 3's AYCE data plans for better speed. Are you saying that 3's 4G coverage isn't that great? Could you please give some more detail.Cheers


I have just done the switch from O2 to Three PAYG as it is better value for money than the contract. I live and work in Z2/Z1 London, so the reception is fairly similar although I have found that if you do a Speed test on 4G, Three is a little slower than O2, although you dont really notice when streaming music or Netflix.
Edited by: "jchung07" 12th May 2015

largeruk

HiAm currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. … HiAm currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. data) to one of 3's AYCE data plans for better speed. Are you saying that 3's 4G coverage isn't that great? Could you please give some more detail.Cheers



if you're worried about coverage of 4g then check on 3's site for coverage and also find people who have it near you.

im in york and have 4g on three on my g2. Very fast and fluid. However I accept this isnt the same across the country.

However, 3 do have HSDPA+ which if your phone supports it does offer slightly better 3g speeds, so when im on this im not too bothered.

Appreciate the heads-up, but voted cold because the roaming is only on expensive, low-data, 24-month contracts bundled with lousy phones. Doesn't come close to Three's offer.

Maybe this means that Three will finally include Germany in its list of countries to match its competition *fingers crossed*

£20 1 month rolling, 2000/unl.

carphonewarehouse.com/sim…hly

Can also see a roaming deal for £25.50 on the A3 on cpw.

Gannet

Maybe this means that Three will finally include Germany in its list of … Maybe this means that Three will finally include Germany in its list of countries to match its competition *fingers crossed*


CPW/iD is a MVNO and not in competition with Three (wholesale). *fingers uncrossed*

Note that 3 have gone in partnership with O2 or bought O2 so 3's reception might improve as they may use O2 existing mast. Nothing is finalised yet. This is what I've been told at the O2 when I took out a new contract. Don't know what will happen to O2 and other networks like giffgaff, which uses O2 network, when it becomes final.

Gannet

Maybe this means that Three will finally include Germany in its list of … Maybe this means that Three will finally include Germany in its list of countries to match its competition *fingers crossed*


I spoke to a guy in the three store 2 days ago who informed me that talks are being held at the moment about adding Germany to the list

All the sim-only deals are 30 days or 24 months, plus there's only the option of a basic account or data only for sim only. The USPs of iD (capped contracts & free roaming in 22 countries) are both reserved for handset contracts which is a shame. Their deals are even worse than Three (all Three sim only contracts have free roaming and let you use tethering). It's a shame as I could do with free roaming in Germany and Portugal but CPW has screwed this up and I will be sticking with Three and hoping they add these countries to feel at home soon.

largeruk

HiAm currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. … HiAm currently considering moving from O2 (a 3G sim only deal with unltd. data) to one of 3's AYCE data plans for better speed. Are you saying that 3's 4G coverage isn't that great? Could you please give some more detail.Cheers



4G coverage on 3 is fine. You won't get 4G everywhere all of the time - I go onto one side of my house and can get 4G, but not on the other side - it flips between 4G/HSDPA, but that's the case with all the carriers (see the real world tests of this on YouTube - there's one for example of a guy wandering around london with 4 mobile phones each with a different network testing signal strength, download speeds etc etc).

I live out in Lancs and here in Ormskirk, I get 4G with three no problem - so it really comes down to a area by area basis.

Looks good but the charges are pretty steep if you go over your allowance: idmobile.co.uk/hel…ges

40p/min for calls
14p per text
10p/MB

Three Network with Carphone UK call centre.
Capped contracts,
12 month contracts
All good

iDmobile made a big deal of free roaming in 22 countries as part of your allowance and most deals don't include it. Three's deals seem so much better and more straightforward.

Picard123

4G coverage on 3 is fine. You won't get 4G everywhere all of the time - I … 4G coverage on 3 is fine. You won't get 4G everywhere all of the time - I go onto one side of my house and can get 4G, but not on the other side - it flips between 4G/HSDPA, but that's the case with all the carriers (see the real world tests of this on YouTube - there's one for example of a guy wandering around london with 4 mobile phones each with a different network testing signal strength, download speeds etc etc).



Do you have a link to that video please? - Sounds quite interesting.

Any good data deals for Turkey? I'm going over there in a months time and need a mobile data connection to use. I've had a look at Turkish sims but there seems to be a headache around registration and fees etc.

ianjranson

(all Three sim only contracts have free roaming and let you use tethering



Can't tether when one roams...

rufnek2kx

Any good data deals for Turkey? I'm going over there in a months time and … Any good data deals for Turkey? I'm going over there in a months time and need a mobile data connection to use. I've had a look at Turkish sims but there seems to be a headache around registration and fees etc.



That's the least of your problems in Turkey! lol

It looks ever so complicated, as only tariff with 'Takeaway' offer the free use abroad. It seems the cheapest Takeaway tariff is a whopping £25.50 a month!!

MarkShopper

It looks ever so complicated, as only tariff with 'Takeaway' offer the … It looks ever so complicated, as only tariff with 'Takeaway' offer the free use abroad. It seems the cheapest Takeaway tariff is a whopping £25.50 a month!!



And not available SIM-free Cold!

Latvia, Estonia included! But sister Lithuania?

iDmobile have come up with one of the most complicated tariiff sytems ever......you even have to pick a different tarrif if you want it capped! Absolutely ridiculous considering they have "listened to customers needs".

Can anyone find if you can tether on these unlimited data plans?

morty1984

Can anyone find if you can tether on these unlimited data plans?



From another thread regarding iDmobile:

Can anyone find details about tethering on iD?

Thanks

EDIT
For those wondering:
O: Hi, is tethering allowed on the new iD network?
Claire: Hi, you can thether but if you use excessive amounts of data you will be contacted and asked not to use it
O: What counts as excessive?
Claire: I am not to sure as there is no confirmation yet but an estimated 4GB or more should be excessive

pstringy76

I spoke to a guy in the three store 2 days ago who informed me that talks … I spoke to a guy in the three store 2 days ago who informed me that talks are being held at the moment about adding Germany to the list


Great news, although a little late for my visit to Germany this week

When I actually started looking at the lists (before I started looking at what contracts they offered), I was actually surprised at the differences:

Common Roaming Countries (Both iD and Three):
Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, USA

Roaming on Three but NOT on iD:
Finland, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Macau, New Zealand, Norway, Sri Lanka, Switzerland

Roaming on iD but NOT on Three:
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Portugal

Guess is all comes down to which countries you're more likely to visit!

Seems to be you can't get unlimited data on contracts with phone only sim only.

No free roaming in China, India..cold :

yacoboy

Do you have a link to that video please? - Sounds quite interesting.



I think there are other ones as well, but this is what turned up with a quick Google:

youtube.com/wat…4Rw

"EE has been rolling out double speed, and even higher speeds in the future with Cat 6 and Cat 9 LTE support, while Vodafone has also been working to offer faster speeds in some areas. Three has since changed its plans to concentrate on using its 800MHz spectrum to provide most of its 4G coverage, and using 1800MHz in congested areas.

Four devices were used, which are all Cat 4 LTE compatible. They were: EE (LG G3), Three (Sony Xperia Z3), O2 (Sony Xperia Z1 Compact), Vodafone (HTC One M8).

There were some surprising results, including some slower speeds compared to last year that suggests central London might now be reaching a saturation point as more and more users are switching to 4G.

The results:

Hatfield, Hertfordshire
EE 11.76 / 36.51
Three 14.30 / 17.45
O2 13.55/ 5.78
Vodafone (3G) 9.65 / 1.40

Rail test
EE 48.42 / 22.90
Three 9.70 / 1.91
O2 1.97 / 1.71
Vodafone (3G) 2.24 / 0.86

Old Street
EE 11.80 / 23.74
Three 4.86 / 16.26
O2 13.21 / 11.22
Vodafone (3G) 4.47 / 1.27

Bus test
EE 10.07 / 29.14
Three 6.18 / 8.01
O2 27.89 / 7.04
Vodafone 11.18 / 12.31

Oxford Street
EE 20.84 / 10.25
Three 3.26 / 4.47
O2 20.07 / 11.57
Vodafone 16.13 / 8.58

King’s Cross
EE 26.30 / 13.45
Three 2.67 / 7.62
O2 6.93 / 10.01
Vodafone 8.44 / 11.14

Wembley Stadium
EE 10.04 / 35.95
Three 8.72 / 13.99
O2 1.87 / 8.38
Vodafone 5.74 / 8.01"


Edited by: "Picard123" 12th May 2015

anonimousse

Did this guy work there or just passing through?.This comment by a … Did this guy work there or just passing through?.This comment by a moderator on Three blog suggests that there is no imminent information on adding a destination to the list.There’s no news on any new destinations at the moment but hopefully it’s something you’ll see in the future. In the meantime, we have a Euro Internet Pass available for use in Germany which gives you unlimited data for £5 per day which might help you out.


Don't shoot the Messanger ...... Neither he nor I said this was imminent what he said that I passed on was that there are talks going on........ Obviously these things take time.... If I'm told something I don't go searching past blogs to try to find out if what I've been told is a lie..... But as the blog you have referenced is from June 2014 it's probably an irrelevant reply you have made to my post.

Interesting that they cover germany whilst Three still don't.

Super expensive to get the international Roaming.
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