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New destinations added to Vodafone's 4G roaming list

Friday, December 11th 2015 by Ellen Branagh

Vodafone has added yet more countries to the list of places its customers can roam on 4G, taking the total to 73.

The mobile provider has added Turks & Caicos and Uruguay to its number of 4G roaming destinations, which include places across the world from Albania to the USA.

Vodafone has also added 28 new worldwide destinations to its WorldTraveller programme, allowing customers who register for WorldTraveller and EuroTraveller to take their UK minutes, texts and data to 98 destinations across Europe and the rest of the world from £3 extra a day.

The company said Vodafone Business Traveller has also been extended to include 54 new destinations, which means that business travellers on selected business plans can take their home price plan abroad to nearly 100 destinations across both Europe and the rest of the world from £3 extra a day.

Australia, India and the UAE are now among the popular business centres covered by Vodafone Business Traveller, the operator said.

The latest additions to 4G roaming destinations follow previous announcements in October and July.

Mobile customers can look forward to the end of roaming charges in Europe, after European parliamentarians agreed they will be scrapped by June 2017.

A deal between the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament will see roaming charges cease to exist in the EU as of 15 June 2017.

Before then, charges will also become cheaper from April 2016, with operators restricted to surcharges up to €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 per text message, and €0.05 per MB of data.

Earlier this year, a poll from international network specialists Worldsim showed that more than half of Britons don’t use their phone or tablet outside of the UK amid fears they will be hit by huge roaming charges.

More than a quarter (26%) said they often ended up paying more than they need because of a lack of education about how data plans work abroad, while 15% said they were often stung by extra charges because they do not understand jargon like ‘data roaming’.

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