Vodafone expands roaming caps to Europe

Vodafone stunned quite a few people in late July when it announced that it would soon have a way for people to take their large mobile caps with them on holidays, and from next week, that now includes another continent.

From October 7, the customers with a Vodafone “Red Plan” will be able to take call, text, and data inclusions to Europe, provided they pay $5 per day, effectively making more use of capped inclusions when they go on holidays.

Vodafone officially put the $5 a day international extra solution in motion in August, offering the use of included plan spends to customers heading to the US, the UK, and New Zealand.

With this announcement, however, Vodafone is expanding the scope of the plans to 34 countries in Europe, including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

“This is the second step we are taking towards making overseas smartphone use affordable for Australian customers and business travellers,” said Bill Morrow, Chief Executive Officer for Vodafone.

“We had a huge response when we announced our plans included the US, UK and NZ for just five bucks a day, so we pushed hard to include Europe before the Christmas holiday season kicks off.”

The plans can be purchased on both post-paid contract or on month-to-month, and start at $50 with an over of infinite calls and text with 1.5GB data, with as much as $85 per month grabbing the same value of calls and texts, but with 5GB data to chew through.




Top image of Europe from Google Maps.