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Vodafone Launch Free Roaming
Vodafone Launch Free Roaming

Vodafone Launch Free Roaming

Vodafone is now offering free roaming to customers on all plans and has revamped its contracts to make them simpler.

From today, new and upgrading Vodafone customers can use their calls, texts and data without any extra charge in 40 countries across Europe, from Iceland to Turkey and Poland to Portugal as part of the network’s Roam Free offer.

Additionally, those travelling further afield will not be hit by hefty roaming charges, if they pay £5 a day for Vodafone’s Roam Further package.

The latter covers 60 destinations, including the United States, Canada, Australia, China and Brazil.

these are the extra 60 countries that are £5 per day
vodafone.co.uk/cs/…386

found this on uswitch!

Also found more info on the vodafone site
vodafone.co.uk/exp…ng/

Includes Tethering, so one up on Three`s offer (which im currently using)

Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot
Unlike other networks, we let you tether other devices to your mobile when you’re abroad. So your phone becomes a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, wherever you have a 4G or 3G signal.

my apologies if already posted, searched and couldnt find it.

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£5 a day, so just £70 for a fortnights holiday. Thats cold from me
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So if you already have 2gb roaming is that now expanded to whatever your limit is which would be 10gb

Original Poster

Yes that appears to be the case, if you pay extra for the 2GB id contact Vodafone, and see if you can remove the extra cost as you now get it free.

Why is serbia classed as £5 a day

Original Poster

You would have to speak to vodafone on that one i'm afraid.

£5 a day, so just £70 for a fortnights holiday. Thats cold from me

Original Poster

That depends where you go.
free for more countries than any other provider, then £5 for "other" countries

Thank you. With the holiday season coming up and us and many heading for Europe this is great to know. The tethering beats Three. Also I don't think it has the cap on consecutive days that Three have. My partner had European access cut off because of this. Can't undertand why it's cold.

Not free for pay as you text and web freebie plan

Banned

The European thing is alright. The £5 a day for other countries, they can shove it. Get a SIM card from a local network provider and save a fortune.

For example, when I go to Singapore for holidays, I just get a local sim that gives 1gb of data for a week, that costs £7. Bung some extra credit on for calls and if you use a certain dialing code, calls home are really cheap!

With regards to Europe don't all providers have to provide this from 15th June ?
Edited by: "happymanuk" 18th Apr

Marcoos

The European thing is alright. The £5 a day for other countries, they can … The European thing is alright. The £5 a day for other countries, they can shove it. Get a SIM card from a local network provider and save a fortune. For example, when I go to Singapore for holidays, I just get a local sim that gives 1gb of data for a week, that costs £7. Bung some extra credit on for calls and if you use a certain dialing code, calls home are really cheap!



That's fine if 1GB is enough, but not everyone goes abroad to sit on a beach and cut themselves off from the UK - £5 a day is very reasonable for business travellers who might not want to go hunting for SIM card deals, or for people who go on holiday to relax but for some reason still want to sit on YouTube and Facebook all day long. In the context of other rip-off services that go hand-in-hand with traveling, £5 a day is perfectly reasonable to me. £35 a week is not a lot during a holiday IMO.

Something people might have missed is that even in "roam further" places, it's free to receive calls and texts without triggering the £5 charge.

happymanuk

With regards to Europe don't all providers have to provide this from 15th … With regards to Europe don't all providers have to provide this from 15th June ?



​YES they do, hence the reason their doing it now to say look we are already doing it.
Three have been leading the way with this for years now and INCLUDE the USA at NO extra cost (take note Vodafone) £5 a day is a disgrace!

Misleading title. It's only free in Europe and has been around with Vodafone for a while now (for free on most contracts). £5 a day (World Traveller) is for the countries outside of Europe. Vodafone is generally a rip off and other networks like Three have included non-european countries in their roaming (for free) for years now. This is no deal...even if you are a Vodafone customer.

I'm pretty sure the USA is included in the free roaming countries and not part of the £5 per day ones.

[Edit] - Turns out I was wrong.
Edited by: "Azzin" 19th Apr

Just sounds like a rebranding exercise to me... I already had the EU roaming included as do most nowadays on Vodafone. And a 2 week holiday in the USA like I just had would cost £70. So I just bought a Three SIM and topped up with £20 which covered the whole trip. A fiver a day is too much still...

I bet VodaCON lobbied hard for brexit, so that it can keep ripping off customers for ever more!

They certainly are not doing it out of goodness of heart. But becasue the EC directive is coming in June and want publicity as to how they are doing the right thing.

Cold. This will end on 29th March 2019. Although not for me as I'm European.

Bhav007

Misleading title. It's only free in Europe and has been around with … Misleading title. It's only free in Europe and has been around with Vodafone for a while now (for free on most contracts). £5 a day (World Traveller) is for the countries outside of Europe. Vodafone is generally a rip off and other networks like Three have included non-european countries in their roaming (for free) for years now. This is no deal...even if you are a Vodafone customer.



Three's "free" roaming is great, as long as you don't mind being restricted to 3G and having the life throttled out of your speeds (they route traffic through the UK from memory).

Vodafone's offering will just let you roam (using your own SIM/number) and use 4G wherever it's available, without being throttled back (so you can't watch iPlayer, Netflix etc).

I have a pay monthly sim with vodafone where I get 10GB a month. I just called to enquire about this and they told me that I only get 5GB while abroad in Europe. I was told they people don't get their full data while abroad, just a proportion of it.

mr_blobby321

I have a pay monthly sim with vodafone where I get 10GB a month. I just … I have a pay monthly sim with vodafone where I get 10GB a month. I just called to enquire about this and they told me that I only get 5GB while abroad in Europe. I was told they people don't get their full data while abroad, just a proportion of it.


They're wrong.

I've got the 20 gig SIM Free deal and got "Vodafone Global Roaming" added to the account the other day.

They removed "World Traveller" and they added the new one.

Azzin

They're wrong.I've got the 20 gig SIM Free deal and got "Vodafone Global … They're wrong.I've got the 20 gig SIM Free deal and got "Vodafone Global Roaming" added to the account the other day.They removed "World Traveller" and they added the new one.



They're not wrong, people on the old Tariffs (CTR12) get the allowance they were told when signing the contract 500mb, 2gb or 4gb. People on the new Tariffs get their entire allowance, the new European data tariffs are not retrospective.

iNSOMANiAC

They're not wrong, people on the old Tariffs (CTR12) get the allowance … They're not wrong, people on the old Tariffs (CTR12) get the allowance they were told when signing the contract 500mb, 2gb or 4gb. People on the new Tariffs get their entire allowance, the new European data tariffs are not retrospective.



Any chance you work for Vodafone and want to sort my bill out LoL Only as you know re: CTR12 and MyVodafone app still shows my monthly bill as £18.50 yet they are adamant it's on a CTR12 £16/month contract as agreed (Although CTR12 had been replaced by 13 by the time they actually transferred the phone to the correct tarriff, so the CS isn't sure how that was possible)

Their customer services are so, so bad. Especially Cairo.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 19th Apr

Firefly1

Any chance you work for Vodafone and want to sort my bill out LoL Only … Any chance you work for Vodafone and want to sort my bill out LoL Only as you know re: CTR12 and MyVodafone app still shows my monthly bill as £18.50 yet they are adamant it's on a CTR12 £16/month contract as agreed (Although CTR12 had been replaced by 13 by the time they actually transferred the phone to the correct tarriff, so the CS isn't sure how that was possible)Their customer services are so, so bad. Especially Cairo.



The CTR12 tariffs are still available for the time being behind the scenes so they can be added if someone was quoted a CTR12 price plan before they all changed. As for you bill, if it's the first month of the new bill, they are pro rata so it's possible your new bill is part of one and part of another. If they're adamant it's on a £16 a month tariff then I'm sure it is but you might be better to go into a store and get them to check your bill. You can check it yourself as well by looking on the bills section of the app.

iNSOMANiAC

The CTR12 tariffs are still available for the time being behind the … The CTR12 tariffs are still available for the time being behind the scenes so they can be added if someone was quoted a CTR12 price plan before they all changed. As for you bill, if it's the first month of the new bill, they are pro rata so it's possible your new bill is part of one and part of another. If they're adamant it's on a £16 a month tariff then I'm sure it is but you might be better to go into a store and get them to check your bill. You can check it yourself as well by looking on the bills section of the app.



I just downloaded the PDF bill that came through yesterday. Think you need a degree to understand it! I've got 4 phones on 1 bill, all had their tarriffs changed mid-month (Varying days as they screwed up the retentions deal)....Then one was put on the wrong tarriff at over twice the price - so had to phone again to be put on the correct tarriff....And there's £200 account credit to honour the SIM only deal that they promised yet realised they could never actually do on all 4 phones.

The whole bill is a complete mess. All the other 3 phones show as a £16/month deal when you look in the MyVodafone app (50% off £32 12GB CTR12 plan).... This phone shows as £18.50/month (50% off £37) - It was originally put on a 20GB £37 plan in error. I phoned and they reduced the data "and corrected the tariff" (Made me ineligible for Spotify even though it was Vodafone Red - had to phone to fix that - she fixed by resetting it) but it seems like they just applied the 50% off the £37 tarriff and somehow lowered the data to the correct number IMHO

Edited by: "Firefly1" 19th Apr

EDIT... Found the right part in the bill....
They assure me it's on the £32 reduced to £16 tarriff like the other phones... But look below. They are driving me crazy. 5 phone calls so far.


From 18 April to 17 May 2017
> unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 12GB data, 4GB inclusive roaming data,
Inclusive roaming calls texts and picture messages, 12 months Entertainment
included ending 16 Apr 2018
£37.00
£30.83 (EXC. VAT 20%)
> 12 months half-price line rental ending 04 Apr 2018 -£18.50

-£15.42 (EXC. VAT 20%)
> Vodafone World Traveller
£0.00
£0.00 (EXC. VAT out of
scope)

iNSOMANiAC

The CTR12 tariffs are still available for the time being behind the … The CTR12 tariffs are still available for the time being behind the scenes so they can be added if someone was quoted a CTR12 price plan before they all changed. As for you bill, if it's the first month of the new bill, they are pro rata so it's possible your new bill is part of one and part of another. If they're adamant it's on a £16 a month tariff then I'm sure it is but you might be better to go into a store and get them to check your bill. You can check it yourself as well by looking on the bills section of the app.



How can I sort this? It's driving me crazy.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 19th Apr

At the moment I'm on sim only 20£ per month for 20gb of data, unlimited texts and minutes and 2gb of data roaming and I presume from summer I can use them 20 gb of data for roaming. To be onest I'm happy with the roaming from Vodafone in Europe, I had 4g in most places,I don't know outside Europe

iNSOMANiAC

They're not wrong, people on the old Tariffs (CTR12) get the allowance … They're not wrong, people on the old Tariffs (CTR12) get the allowance they were told when signing the contract 500mb, 2gb or 4gb. People on the new Tariffs get their entire allowance, the new European data tariffs are not retrospective.



Mine is a pre "X amount of GB of Roaming Allowance Included" tariff.

I have an inclusive monthly allowance of 20GB data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and Spotify.

Before this Global Roaming announcement, I had NO roaming allowance.

Now, because I've added Vodafone Global Roaming to my account, I can roam using all of the above, as if I were in the UK.
Edited by: "Azzin" 19th Apr

Ironically I just joined Vodafone about 2 weeks before this was announced!

Apparently I can call up and join one of the new plans which support this without changing my contract end date... I'll have to try this...

FraserGJ

Ironically I just joined Vodafone about 2 weeks before this was … Ironically I just joined Vodafone about 2 weeks before this was announced!Apparently I can call up and join one of the new plans which support this without changing my contract end date... I'll have to try this...


as long as it's to a plan thats the same price or more expensive. I'm pretty sure you can't downgrade a plan.

Post-Brexit aside, these Network's now should ALL be offering free Roaming by now man?. :-(

Hehehe. :-)

Worst telecoms company by a mile so it's cold from me

This must be why May called the election early...

UK election… 8 June

Free roaming for phone calls in the EU … 15 June?

Best get the election out of the way before the plebs realise being part of a big block can be useful?

cjm150273

£5 a day, so just £70 for a fortnights holiday. Thats cold from me


Yes if your holiday in Russia

amoore70

Worst telecoms company by a mile so it's cold from me



I don't like apple, should i vote every deal for iphones, ipods, laptops and desktops cold or not bother looking at them?

This is a great awareness post, Im with Vodafone and didn't know this. Turkey is a new inclusion for free roaming as far as know.

Sorry I'll read the Ts&Cs later but does this mean that if you are in the UK and call any standard landline in one of the free roaming areas then you won't be charged any extra? Let's take Spain for example. Can I make a call to a Spanish landline from the UK with no additional charge? What if it's a Spanish mobile that I'm calling?
What if I'm in Spain, can I call a UK mobile with no additional charges? From Spain can I call an Irish mobile without charges?

Sorry these questions would be answered if I had time to read the small print but I'm hoping that somebody else already has.

stockdam

Sorry I'll read the Ts&Cs later but does this mean that if you are in the … Sorry I'll read the Ts&Cs later but does this mean that if you are in the UK and call any standard landline in one of the free roaming areas then you won't be charged any extra? Let's take Spain for example. Can I make a call to a Spanish landline from the UK with no additional charge? What if it's a Spanish mobile that I'm calling?What if I'm in Spain, can I call a UK mobile with no additional charges? From Spain can I call an Irish mobile without charges?Sorry these questions would be answered if I had time to read the small print but I'm hoping that somebody else already has.



You basically use the phone as if you're in the UK.

If you were in Spain and rang a UK landline or mobile, it would come out of your normal UK allowance.

If you were in Spain and rang a Spanish landline/mobile, it would cost you (same as it would if you were in the UK).

amoore70

Worst telecoms company by a mile so it's cold from me



So a telecoms co that you don't like, offers others something for nothing and you vote cold?

Bravo.

Currently in Spain. I get 8gb in UK and 500mb Europe roaming. Went on live chat to see if I now get 8gb in Spain but have been told I'm still on 500mb. Told 'em I'll be off to someone else at first opportunity.
Edited by: "djc0367" 19th Apr

Only available on new plans or upgrades done since 12th April 2017. Anyone who signed up for Voda before that or upgrade before, you still get what you currently have... e.g. I have 2GB roaming and I remain with that until I upgrade again.
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