• Vodafone extends $5/day roaming to South Korea, Russia

    IN BRIEF | Vodafone has added 11 countries to its already-extensive $5/day global roaming deal, which lets travellers tap into the data allowance of their domestic mobile phone plan when overseas. The most significant destinations for Australian business travellers are South Korea and Russia; th...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • Vodafone pledges $5/day roaming to remain after $11 billion TPG merger

    Vodafone has promised that its popular $5/day global roaming deal will remain after the proposed merger with broadband telco TPG. That merger would create a company worth as much as A$10.9 billion with the "scale and financial strength to compete more effectively" with Telstra and Optus, Vodafon...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2018 9 Comments

  • Vodafone scraps free roaming in New Zealand

    Vodafone Australia will axe free roaming in New Zealand from February 2018, bringing Kiwi country back onto its $5/day scheme. The carrier abolished roaming charges for Australian subscribers travelling to New Zealand in February 2016, allowing trans-Tasman travellers to use data, make...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2017 16 Comments

  • Global roaming: Telstra vs Optus vs Vodafone, which is best?

    We compare the global roaming deals of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – which one is best for the frequent flyer? One of the greatest advances for business travellers over recent years wasn't a new type of business class seat, a new airport lounge or travel app, or even an actual 'enhancement...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2016 27 Comments

  • 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

  • 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

  • Your mid-February frequent flyer wrap

    It’s been a busy fortnight in the world of frequent flyer programs with both Qantas and Virgin Australia gaining new points partners in Vodafone and Sendle, respectively, with Qantas also toying with the idea of frequent flyer upgrades on American Airlines flights. Added to that, this Febr...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Dial P for Points: Qantas, Vodafone ink frequent flyer partnership

    A new hookup between Qantas and Vodafone offers another way to dial up your frequent flyer points balance. Customers on selected Vodafone Red plans – which are being cannily dubbed 'Qantas Red' plans as part of a co-marketing campaign – can earn from 4,000 to 15,000 Qantas Points ove...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2016 8 Comments

  • Vodafone launches free New Zealand roaming

    Vodafone has abolished voice and data roaming charges for its Australian subscribers travelling to New Zealand, and other countries could follow in the radical 'free roaming' plan. The jaw-dropper of a deal, which takes effect as of today for customers on all Vodafone Red plans – starting ...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2016 7 Comments

  • Strap yourself in: insanely fast 5G is on the way!

    If you think 4G is fast – and it certainly is, under the right circumstances – then 5G is going to blow you away. Due to begin beaming across the Aussie airwaves in 2020, 5G is so insanely fast that it challenges the definition of the word. The boffins beavering away on 5G in l...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2016 2 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

  • Vodafone unveils new mobile broadband 4G WiFi Cube

    Here's a new way to get your team connected at conferences, trade shows, temporary on-site offices and anywhere else you need high-speed Internet to share. Vodafone's Huawei 4G WiFi Cube sucks down a fast 4G signal and squirts it out over WiFi to as many as 32 devices with a range up to 200...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2015 0 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

  • Vodafone suspends data roaming in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Vodafone Australia customers will no longer be able to use smartphone data roaming in the United Arab Emirates from January 1, 2015, leaving many travellers disconnected in the popular destinations and stop-over cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Although voice and text messaging services will still...

    POSTED 29 Dec, 2014 0 Comments

  • Vodafone offers free global roaming on premium Red plans

    Vodafone has dropped the $5/day roaming charge from its most expensive smartphone plans in a move that delivers up to two years of free worldwide voice and data to Australia's most globe-trotting business travellers. The deal is open to all new customers on Vodafone's Red plans of $100/month or ...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2014 2 Comments

  • Vodafone switches on 4G roaming in New Zealand

    Vodafone Australia's $5/day roaming deal now includes 4G speeds on the Vodafone New Zealand network. It's the first of many countries where Vodafone will activate 4G roaming this year, giving travellers an extra burst of speed over standard 3G networks. Over one million Australians travel ...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Vodafone extends $5/day global roaming to all postpaid plans

    Vodafone will make its $5/day global roaming available to customers on postpaid plans and slash data and voice charges in more than 200 countries outside of the '$5/day' zone including India, Canada and Fiji. From March 23, all of Vodafone Australia current postpaid plans are eligible for the sa...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2014 9 Comments

  • Vodafone extends $5/day global roaming to business plans

    Vodafone Australia’s globetrotter-friendly Red mobile phone plans are now available in business bundles on top of the current personal options. The new plans also include a pool of call value and data which is available to all users with the option to purchase extra blocks of data ranging ...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2014 3 Comments

  • Vodafone extends $5/day roaming to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and more

    Vodafone Australia extends its $5 per day data roaming deal to China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand this week. Beginning January 23rd, Vodafone subscribers on the carrier's globetrotter-friendly Red plans can now use their Australian plan's call, text and data all...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2014 2 Comments

  • Vodafone launches new 4G modem, WiFi hotspot

    Vodafone has caught up to Tesltra and Optus in adding mobile broadband modems to its 4G service, but the telco says they new dongles will deliver "lightning-fast data speeds" around Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. How fast? Up to 150Mbps in theory, which means a lot le...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2014 1 Comment

  • Social media and Google Maps are tops with Aussie travellers

    Facebook and Google Maps are among the most popular apps used by Australians when travelling overseas, although a massive 92% adopt strategies to minimise their roaming bill. Those tactics range from disabling roaming and seeking out free Wi-Fi hotspots to buying a local SIM card. However, ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2013 0 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 to ramp up roaming with more countries, more plans

    Vodafone plans to expand its $5/day global roaming deal to more countries next year as well as making data and voice roaming easier and more affordable to customers who are not on the carrier's premium Red plans. Vodafone’s Red plans, introduced in late August, span from $50 for 1.5GB of d...

    POSTED 22 Oct, 2013 7 Comments

  • Telstra cuts international data roaming costs

    Telstra’s cut-price data roaming deals come into effect today as the nation’s leading carrier plays catch-up to recent globetrotter-friendly initiatives from Optus and Vodafone. Telstra’s post-paid subscribers can grab a Casual Traveller Data Pack good for anywhere from 100MB t...

    POSTED 14 Oct, 2013 12 Comments

  • Vodafone extends $5 per day global roaming to Europe

    Vodafone Australia will extend its $5 per day international roaming plans to Europe this month. Travellers to 34 countries across the continent will be able to use the globetrotter-friendly Red plans from October 7th, in addition to the current footprint covering the UK, New Zealand and the...

    POSTED 1 Oct, 2013 7 Comments

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