Just because you might slow down on holiday, it doesn't mean your mobile data speeds should. Luckily, we now offer 4G roaming in over 100 destinations...
Off on your summer holidays? Whether you’re heading to exotic, far-off lands or simply jaunting across the channel, we’ve got you covered. That’s because Vodafone UK now offers 4G roaming in 101 destinations around the globe – more than any other operator in the world!
To find out more, and to learn how and where 4G roaming can help you on your hols, read on…
A healthy dose of new hotspots
We’ve just added a raft of new destinations to our already envious list of 4G roaming hotspots, taking us over the 100 mark.
4G connectivity means you can surf, navigate, check in and find those must-see landmarks at speed, saving you time to get on and enjoy your holiday. And with our EuroTraveller and WorldTraveller plans, you can take your UK minutes, texts and data with you for just £3 and £5 extra per day respectively – taking all of the worry out of roaming.
It gets better, though. New and upgrading Pay monthly customers can now enjoy totally worry-free inclusive roaming in 40 destinations across Europe, with unlimited calls, minutes and texts, alongside up to 4GB of monthly data. All of which means you can stay connected (or just send back pics of your beach bod) without the fear of racking up a huge data bill.
You can find out loads more at www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/costs/travelling-abroad/, but in the meantime, here’s our full list of 4G roaming destinations for summer 2016:
Destinations with 4G roaming: Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey), Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands, UAE, Uruguay, USA, US Virgin Islands.
To celebrate, we thought we’d take a look at three new 4G roaming destinations that have helped us cross that 100 mark – Moldova, Iran and Colombia – with a quick look at what you need to see, do and download in each.
First opened in 1818, Stefan cel Mare Central Park in central Chisinau is the Moldova’s oldest. It spans 17 acres and has a rich botanical history, with a huge, stunning fountain at its centre – one of four dotted throughout.
Mămăligă, a distinctive porridge-like dish served as a side to meat and other dishes, is traditionally a peasant dish in Moldovan culture. It’s had a resurgence in popularity in recent years, however, and can now be found everywhere – even in the most high-end restaurants.
Moldova Holiday is the official app of the National Inbound Tourism Association of Moldova, making it a must-have for anyone journeying there this summer. It’s packed with info, maps and guides to the rest of the country’s must-see attractions.
History buff? No visit to Iran would be complete without a visit to Persepolis (‘The Persian City’). Built under the rules of Darius I, Xerxes I and Artaxerxes I, and leaning on the Rahmet Mountain, the city’s stunning ruins date back to 515 BC – over 2,500 year ago!
Iran’s national dish is the Chelow kabab, which can be one of any number of different kebab meats served with basmati rice, grilled tomatoes and flatbread. Wash yours down with a glass of Doogh, a sour yogurt drink flavored with salt and mint.
A currency converter, offline maps, attraction guides, and restaurant and hotel booking all come together to make Triposo’s Iran Travel Guide app a real must-have. There’s even a phrasebook to help you with the basics of getting around and asking for help.
Cartagena sits on the picturesque northern coast of Colombia, and although it’s only the country’s fifth largest, it’s absolutely packed with sights worthy of your travel time. Santa Cruz Manga Island, Castle Grande and Reloj Tower are just a few hotspots, but with a history that dates back 500 years, there’s plenty more to explore.
Colombia’s national dish is Bandeja Paisa. It’s a hearty mix of red beans and white rice, served with ground beef, plantain (that’s the banana’s starchy, less-sweet cousin), chorizo, spices and traditional dish from the Paisa region, consists of white rice, red beans, ground beef, plantain, chorizo or morcilla sausage, avocado and a fried egg.
The official app of the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Turismo Colombia is a brilliant resource chock full of information and maps to all of the country’s top hotspots.
Find out more… To learn loads more about travelling abroad with Vodafone – including our inclusive roaming bundles, EuroTraveller, WorldTraveller and 4G roaming – click here.