Vodafone Australia has expanded its $5-a-day international roaming cap – previously limited to the United States the United Kingdom and New Zealand – to 34 more countries in Europe, including France, Germany and Italy. However, in order to take advantage of this, you will need to be a Vodafone Red subscriber.
From October 7, Vodafone Red customers will be able to use their existing plan allowances for $5 a day – including infinite standard calls to Australian numbers, infinite text, and use their data like they do at home – in the following countries:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
If you roam outside those countries, then Vodafone Traveller rates apply.
In order to achieve such an offering, Vodafone Australia is tapping into the international network of telcos that are owned by its parent company, Vodafone plc – which has a presence in over 30 countries and partners in another 40 countries. Vodafone’s global network is the second-largest mobile network in the world, only beaten by China Mobile.
And considering the pressure on telcos by both the Australian and New Zealand governments to reduce roaming tariffs – especially between the two countries – it puts Vodafone in an enviable position since it can tap into the networks of sister companies.
So, will this make you will choose Vodafone above the others?