Vodafone’s $5/day international roaming has long been a hit with travellers, and now the telco is literally taking that to new heights.
A new satellite-powered inflight roaming service will bring the same experience to passengers en route to their destination.
At launch, Vodafone’s inflight roaming agreements covers an extensive roster of international airlines:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Belgium
- Air Portugal
- Asiana Airlines
- Bangladesh Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- Eva Air
- Kuwait Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
Vodafone’s inflight roaming costs the same $5/day as its international roaming counterpart, with the telco promising “3G-like download and upload speeds on most flights via satellite technology” and “allow customers to talk, text and stream.”
Vodafone says the flat $5/day fee will “put an end to inflight WiFi rip-offs”, although several airlines have already adopted free WiFi – and achieving a useable speed will of course be a factor in comparing an airline’s own offering versus that of Vodafone.
Inflight roaming is available on all Vodafone plans which already qualify for $5/day global roaming.
And if you activate Vodafone’s $5 airline roaming during your flight and within 24 hours land in a country covered by $5 global roaming – such as on a Cathay Pacific flight from Australia to Hong Kong – you can continue using your inflight roaming package on the ground for the remainder of that time without paying an additional $5.
“We have customers joining Vodafone every day who are sick of the great roaming rip off” says Kieren Cooney, Vodafone Group Executive, Consumer.
“Whether you’re in another country or on your way there, Vodafone is working hard to help you stay connected and save money.”
Vodafone's $5/day international roaming now encompasses more than 100 popular destinations, letting travellers enjoy free calls and texts within each country and back to Australia, while also tapping into their plan's full data allocation rather than being limited to a daily cap such as 500MB-1GB.
For more details, visit vodafone.com.au/support/plans/in-flight-roaming.