We've added a swathe of countries to our Vodafone EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller zones, meaning it's never been easier to enjoy the benefits of our 4G network when you go roaming.
We all love a good summer holiday, and whether you’re dipping your toes in the surf, trekking up windswept hills or sampling the local cuisine, chances are your smartphone will be with you every step of the way. That’s why we’ve made it really easy to bring all the UK texts, minutes and data you’re used to on your trip abroad with you, with Vodafone EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller.
And to make things better, we’ve been working to help you stay connected from more places than ever. As of 15 June 2015, you’ll be able to get online, send texts and make calls from more countries around the world than ever before! Read on to find out how…
Right now I’m A-roaming
We’re a nation of tech lovers in the UK, so it’s only natural that our much-loved connectivity travels with us to visit foreign soil. In April this year, a huge 76% of us* used mobile data while roaming the EU, and 54% did so worldwide. And with Facebook and YouTube and music streaming services being among the most used apps while abroad, it’s clear that being away from home no longer has to mean missing out on the latest music, viral videos and updates from our friends.
And that’s where EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller come in. For just £3 or £5 a day respectively, you can take your UK Pay monthly data, minutes and texts with you on holiday to any of the 60+ destinations covered in our Europe Zone and WorldTraveller Zone lists.
And the best bit? That list of countries is getting a huge boost. From 15 June, 22 new countries – including the Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Trinidad & Tobago – will join the WorldTraveller party, bringing our roaming destinations tally to over 60, just in time for summer 2015!
That’s not all. Vodafone 4G is also now available in 58 destinations across the world, meaning customers with 4G enabled devices on one of our great value 4G bundles can take their UK Pay monthly data, minutes and texts with them if they sign up to EuroTraveller or WorldTraveller. (Remember to check the country you’re visiting is on our Europe Zone or WorldTraveller Zone list before you go as not all countries where you can get 4G roaming are included in EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller).
“More than 2.5 million Vodafone UK customers have chosen to opt into Vodafone EuroTraveller alone, so what are you waiting for?!”
You can also get in on the action if you’re on Vodafone Pay as you go. EuroTraveller on Pay as you go lets you take your minutes and texts with you from your Big Value Bundles, Freebies or Extras for just £3 a day in our Europe Zone destinations. You’ll also get 100MB of data for each day you’re away and after that each MB of data will cost you 19p.**
All that, and from 1 June you’ll also be able to use EuroTraveller MBB and WorldTraveller MBB to bring your Vodafone mobile broadband with you, too! ***
To get you in the mood for summer we’re challenging holiday makers from Cannes to the Caribbean to #GetOutThere. Just share your epic summer snaps with us in response to our weekly challenges, and you could win yourself some epic prizes.
And if you’re yet to jet off, don’t sweat – our competitions are open to those who will be ‘staycationing’ this summer, too! To enter, just keep your eyes peeled to @VodafoneUK over the next few weeks – we’ll be asking you to get involved and share your snaps in return for some amazing prizes.
Sound good? You can read the full competition Ts&Cs at the bottom of this post.
How it all works
More than 2.5 million Vodafone UK customers have chosen to opt into Vodafone EuroTraveller alone, so what are you waiting for?! It’s simple, quick, and you only have to do it once.
To get going on EuroTraveller as a Pay monthly customer text ADD to 40506, or call 5555 free from your Vodafone mobile. To get going on Pay as you go text EURO to 2345 or call 5555 free from your Vodafone mobile. For WorldTraveller, Pay monthly customers can text ADD to 40508 or call 5555 free from your Vodafone mobile to opt in.
And if you’re a mobile broadband customer you can opt into EuroTraveller MBB by texting ADD to 40506 (if you text us from abroad, we’ll just charge you for a standard text) or call 191 (+447836 191 191) from a Vodafone mobile
If you want to opt into WorldTraveller MBB, text ADD to 40508 (if you text us from abroad, we’ll just charge you for a standard text) or call 191 (+447836 191 191) from a Vodafone mobile.
You’ll only pay for the days you’re away, and we’ll take care of everything for you. Click here for lots more info.
Handy links and top tips
If you are taking your phone abroad with you, it’s always worth reminding yourself of the best ways to prevent it from getting lost or stolen, as well as what to do if it does. Got some time to spare before you board that plane? Check out our handy guides below:
Vital tips for keeping your mobile secure on holiday
Off on your holidays? Before you jump on the plane, here’s everything you need to know to keep your mobile safe and secure while overseas.
– Click here for the full guide
What to do if your phone gets lost or stolen
Lost your phone or had it stolen? We’re here to make a bad situation better. Here’s all the info you need on what to do next…
– Click here for the full story
All ready to go? Check out our story about what happens behind the scenes whenever you send a text from Europe to home. You can find loads more information on Vodafone EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller here.
For use in our Europe Zone or WorldTraveller Zone. Terms apply. see Vodafone.co.uk/travelling for list of destinations. Pay monthly and certain price plans only. A day is 00:00-23:59 local time of capital city for EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller
*Data collected from a sample of over 23k unique Android users worldwide using NetPerform. **From 1 July 2015 each MB of data will cost you 17p. *** With Vodafone EuroTraveller MBB you can take your UK data allowance (up to 500MB a day) with you anywhere in our Europe Zone for just £3 extra a day.
Terms and Conditions for Vodafone #GetOutThere Competition