Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that customers of their Red 4G plans (including business travellers) will now also be able to make use of “ultrafast” Mobile Broadband connectivity when roaming across Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
The move, which is similar to EE’s recently launched 4G roaming service (here), will be complemented by a new offer that allows any Pay monthly customer (4G or not) who opts-in to the EuroTraveller add-on to take their existing UK voice minutes, texts and data allowances with them when they are travelling anywhere in Vodafone’s Europe Zone. The service costs just £2 a day (inc. VAT) VAT until the end of August.
Customers on the Red plans benefit from UK unlimited calls, texts and a 3GB data allowance, which would thus carry over if they also adopt EuroTraveller. However those who choose not to opt into EuroTraveller will be charged Europe Zone rates, which work out at 24.5p per minute for making calls (7.1p receiving), 8.1p per text and 45.9p per MegaByte (MB) of data.
NOTE: People using the standard Europe Zone rates are automatically opted in to a monthly Internet spending limit (i.e. a cap to prevent “bill shocks” of £42.50).