Three extends free mobile roaming to 60 countries worldwide

Published by Helen Knapman on 12 May 2017.
Last updated on 12 May 2017

Three has added Brazil and Singapore to its ‘Feel at Home’ network, which means customers can now roam for free in 60 countries worldwide.

The provider says it’s made the move in response to “emerging and growing travel trends”.

Under Three’s Feel At Home network, all pay monthly and Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) customers, barring those on its ‘Three Essential’ plans, can use their standard monthly allowance to call and text the UK and use data when within its network of 60 countries.

 

This is automatic for pay monthly mobile users, although Pay-As-You-Go customers need to convert their credit into an add-on to get a unit allowance to use abroad.

Feel at Home destinations include Australia, the Channel Islands, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United States, as well as several EU countries.

From 15 June, an EU ban on mobile roaming charges takes force, which means all UK mobile users will be able to use their phone without incurring roaming charges in all 28 EU countries, with Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway following “shortly after”.

A number of mobile providers have been changing their roaming policies in the last few weeks in expectation of this move. Here’s a round-up of what the major providers have announced:

  • EE: From 15 June, EE is introducing free mobile roaming in 47 European countries for pay monthly and PAYG customers.
  • O2 : From 15 June, pay monthly users can roam for free in O2’s ‘Europe Zone’, which covers 47 territories. Pay-As-You-Go users will be able to do the same in 42 European territories.
  • Vodafone: Has introduced new pay monthly and Sim-only tariffs that enable free roaming in 40 overseas destinations.

 

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