If you are a Vodafone
user and are just about to head off to Europe then break out the
champagne as the mobile operator has dumped roaming charges for its Pay
As You Go and it’s Anytime or Your Plan customers for the summer.
From 1 June, PAYG and tariff customers will be able to phone, text and
send MMS messages for the same cost as using the phone at home.
Although this doesn’t apply to mobile internet, which can be expensive
if you decide to download the whole of Lost when on holiday in Spain.
Users will need to sign up to Vodafone Passport (which is free) to get
the service, otherwise usual charges will apply. And the service will
finish at the end of August. The same scheme applies to businesses as
well (those on an Anytime of Your Plan tariff).
Ian Shepherd consumer director for Vodafone UK, said: "These are two
great value offers for our customers this summer. With our Vodafone
Passport promotion you can sit on the beach with your phone switched on
knowing you can take and make a call just as you would if you were in
your back garden."
Makes you wonder how much money the phone companies make from people using their phones abroad doesn’t it.