Vodafone to up 4G roaming to 40 countries before 2015


Operator adding another 17 countries, meaning 4G contract customers can use their UK allowances for £3 in Europe and £5 in the rest of the world

Vodafone is extending its 4G roaming service to 40 countries with the addition of 17 destinations in time for Christmas and the New Year.

Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka and Thailand have joined the existing 23 destinations announced earlier in the year. Fiji and Kuwait are expected to come on line before Christmas.

Vodafone 4G contract customers travelling to any 4G destination in the operator’s Europe Zone can use their UK minutes, texts and data bundles for £3 a day, with those travelling within its World Traveller Zone able to use their allowances for £5 a day.

There is no charge for receiving calls or texts on both services, with customers only paying for the days they use their mobile abroad.

Vodafone UK head of consumer Cindy Rose said: “Around four million people head overseas during the festive period so today’s news is perfect for those wanting to upload photos or videos of their celebrations to their social media sites or check maps online whilst on the move.”