• Vodafone extends $5/day roaming to Canada, Vanuatu and more

    Vodafone customers can now use international roaming in Canada for just $5/day – perfect for the upcoming skiing season in Whistler – with each traveller’s usual data, voice and SMS allowances following them abroad. If your plan normally includes unlimited calls to Australian n...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2016 12 Comments

  • Three UK extends Euro roaming on prepaid SIMs for voice, data

    Three UK will add 24 new countries to its ‘Feel At Home’ roaming pack next month, creating what could be the ideal UK/EU package for Aussie travellers. Covering both pre-paid and post-paid plans, major destinations like Belgium, Germany and Greece join the roster, as does Hungar...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2016 8 Comments

  • Rio Olympics: should you get a local SIM card or roam in Brazil?

    As Australians flock to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics, keeping in touch with loved ones back home can be both difficult and expensive: but are you better off slipping a local SIM card into your phone or paying global roaming fees to your usual telco? Australian Business Traveller reviews both...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2016 5 Comments

  • Is it worth getting a local SIM card in New Zealand?

    New Zealand remains the most popular international destination for Australian travellers with no fewer than seven airlines crossing the ditch – but once you arrive, is it worth shelling out for a local SIM card to keep in touch or are you better off roaming using your Australian SIM? As Au...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2016 10 Comments

  • The best pre-paid SIM cards for business travellers to Japan

    Japan remains a popular destination for business travellers – particularly those in the automotive and electronics industries – but obtaining a pre-paid mobile phone SIM card with calling and SMS capabilities is near impossible for foreigners. That’s because Japan has very stri...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2016 13 Comments

  • How 'low power mode' can cut your iPhone's global roaming costs

    TRAVEL TIP | Apple’s ‘low power mode’ on newer iPhones running iOS 9 is of course a great way to extend your phone’s battery life when out and about, but for business travellers, flicking it on while abroad can shave many megabytes – and therefore, dollars – fr...

    POSTED 17 May, 2016 4 Comments

  • Vodafone $5/day roaming for India, South Africa, Malaysia, Fiji

    Vodafone will add India, South Africa, Malaysia and Fiji to the roster of countries covered by its $5/day global roaming deal from September 9 and offer unlimited calls to ten countries including New Zealand, the USA, the UK and China as the third-placed carrier ramps up its appeal to A...

    POSTED 19 Aug, 2015 5 Comments

  • New Apple, Samsung SIM-free phones could transform global roaming

    Imagine landing in any foreign country, switching your phone on, selecting a temporary plan from a local mobile carrier and getting on with your business. There'd be no time spent hunting down and queuing to buy a local SIM card, nor any excessive global roaming charges from your provider back h...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2015 6 Comments

  • Globalgig launches 4G data, international roaming plans

    TRAVEL TECH | Globalgig is more than doubling the size of its international network as the mobile broadband company chases a larger slice of the lucrative data roaming market. As of this week some 84 countries will be available on Globalgig roaming plans, up from just 40 in 2014, with Australian...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2015 3 Comments

  • Using Optus global roaming for international voice, data, SMS

    With the new 'Optus Travel Packs’, you’ll pay just $10 per day in selected countries for unlimited calls and text messages to friends, family and even your boss back at the office when circling the globe. Your $10 also buys 50MB of data per day – which admittedly isn’t mu...

    POSTED 28 Jan, 2015 5 Comments

  • Using Vodafone global roaming for international voice, data, SMS

    With free international roaming in 47 countries on selected plans – or global roaming for $5 per day for most other travellers – Vodafone customers can take their mobile phone abroad without fearing ‘bill shock’. Covering major destinations such as New Zealand, the USA, t...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2015 1 Comment

  • Using Telstra global roaming for international voice and data

    Travelling overseas with your Telstra post-paid mobile phone? Here’s what you’ll pay for international roaming calls and data, and how to minimise your bill while you’re on the road. With a few exceptions for countries seldom visited by Aussies, Telstra offers global roaming in...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2015 2 Comments

  • Free roaming data for Cathay Pacific business class flyers

    Cathay Pacific is giving its business and first class flyers access to free data roaming when travelling abroad. The limited-time promotion nets pointy-end passengers with a coupon code for use with XCom Global, which unlocks five days of free and unlimited internet access. Valid for bookings c...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2014 3 Comments

  • Vodafone offers double data on Red roaming plans

    Vodafone is offering up to two years of double data on its Red roaming plans, giving travellers as much as 10GB per month for use in Australia and overseas. The carrier's Double Data promotion runs through to 31 January 2014 – although subscribers need to sign up before 3 January 2014...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2013 1 Comment

  • Vodafone

    Take a deep breath: Vodafone’s new global roaming plans mark the beginning of the end for post-trip bill shock and the global roaming rort. Available from tomorrow, Wednesday 28 August, Vodafone’s new Red plans all feature what the carrier dubs as ‘infinite talk and text’...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2013 12 Comments

  • Vodafone to launch $5/day global roaming plans on August 22nd

    Vodafone Australia is expected to reveal its new global roaming plans for travellers visiting New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA on August 22nd ahead of a September launch. The carrier has this afternoon issued media invitations to what it promises will be "one of the most unique p...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2013 3 Comments

  • Vodafone launches $5/day roaming to US, UK and New Zealand

    Vodafone Australia will limit global roaming fees at $5 per day for travellers to the US, UK and New Zealand under new plans to be released next month. All Vodafone Australia customers visiting those three countries will be able to use their current plan's voice, text and data allowances fo...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2013 8 Comments

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