Three cuts roaming prices in NZ by 80 per cent


Operator says reduction which will last for the duration of the Rugby World Cup brings roaming prices in New Zealand in line with those in EU countries

Three has cut the costs of data roaming for its customer travelling to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup by 80 per cent, it says.

The roaming deal which will last for the duration of the tournament from September 9 to October 31 is standard to all Three smartphone and mobile internet customers at no extra cost.

Three says the promotion which cuts data tariffs from £6 per MB to £1.28 per MB also means customers in New Zealand will now be paying the same amount as when they travel to EU countries.

Three marketing director Thomas Malleschitz says the rates are the cheapest on offer from a UK operator.

“The cost of roaming abroad can be ferociously high, and that leaves people with the fear of bill shock,” Malleschitz said.

“So despite being on the other side of the world, by getting the data price for roaming in New Zealand down to the same rate as roaming in Europe, Three’s customers can continue to stay connected and share their experience of rugby’s biggest tournament.”