Vodafone Australia will limit global roaming fees at $5 per day for travellers to the US, UK and New Zealand under new plans to be released next month.
All Vodafone Australia customers visiting those three countries will be able to use their current plan's voice, text and data allowances for an additional $5 per day under the carrier's 'Roam Like Home' service.
Pleasingly, if you exceed your plan's monthly talk, text or data limits while overseas you'll be billed based on Australian pricing rather than typically rapacious global roaming rates.
Vodafone Australia CEO Bill Morrow said that the USA, United Kingdom and New Zealand account for 50 percent of the countries where Vodafone customers use international roaming, and that the carrier was looking to expand the new system to other countries.
Vodafone subscribers won't need to opt into the scheme: they'll automatically be eligible once they activate their phone in those countries, with their device auto-roaming onto the local network which supports the plan. In the UK and New Zealand this will be Vodafone, while the US partner is AT&T.
However, the deal will to be limited to customers signing onto a series of new Vodafone plans to be unveilled next month – existing plans won't qualify for the $5 per day deal.
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