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Vodafone lets your phone travel the world with new holiday price plan

Michael Moore

09:07, July 7 2014

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WorldTraveller slashes cost of using minutes, texts and data overseas.

Vodafone has announced the launch of WorldTraveller, a price plan for pay monthly customers to use existing UK minutes, texts and data at a selection of global destinations.

From today, customers visiting the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa will be able to use their phone to call, text or surf the web for an all-inclusive price of £5 a day.

Users will be able to receive calls and texts for free, and will only be charged for the days when they use their device.

The launch of WorldTraveller comes alongside Vodafone's existing EuroTraveller price plan for users travelling on the continent, which the company says has attracted 1.5m users.

The firm recently announced it would be cutting the cost of EuroTraveller to £2 a day until the end of August, meaning Pay Monthly customers can use their UK minutes, text and data across the continent.

The move comes after Three announced an expansion of its Feel At Home programme, which cuts out roaming charges for its customer travelling to 16 countries around the world. Customers on pay monthly, SIM-only and mobile broadband deals who have turned on international roaming will be able to call, text, and use the internet within the limits of their current Three contract.

Roaming costs are being increasingly slashed across Europe as operators look to comply with new EU regulations concerning the charges, which are due to be phased out by December 2015 as part of major reforms to the telecoms market.

Customers wishing to sign up to the new plan simply need to call 5555 from their Vodafone device to opt in to WorldTraveller for no extra charge.

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