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

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; the rest of the roster includes Armenia, Cambodia, Colombia, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.

Sadly, there's still no $5/day coverage for the UAE, home to the Dubai and Abu Dhabi hubs of Emirates and Etihad Airways.

This extension brings Vodafone's $5/day roaming service to a total of 80 countries, which combined represent nearly 70% of the world’s population.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • Matt J


    7 Nov, 2018 03:20 pm

    Fantastic! Mexico on the list. Very happy with Vodafone's service in Aus and abroad. Excellent for travellers.
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  • StuParr


    7 Nov, 2018 03:44 pm

    Yes I'm glad that Mexico is on the list. My wife racked up a $200 charge on data usage last month when visiting her family.
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  • Butwhy


    9 Nov, 2018 09:40 am

    Meanwhile a 1 min call in Singapore with Telstra will set you back $5 (if you don't sign up for the $10 day pass)
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  • Matt J


    9 Nov, 2018 03:49 pm

    Say what?!
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  • Geoff J Booth


    9 Nov, 2018 02:44 pm

    Thumbs up for Mexico + Russia.
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  • sdwylie


    9 Nov, 2018 03:39 pm

    Woohooo! Their roaming just keeps getting better.
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  • crosscourt


    9 Nov, 2018 04:40 pm

    This is good but what the reason for no UAE, is there an explanation?
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  • jeppetto367


    10 Nov, 2018 01:32 pm

    Looking good, we just need China to be added!
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  • Chris Chamberlin


    11 Nov, 2018 10:06 am

    China has been part of Vodafone $5 roaming for years.
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21 Jul, 2019 09:30 pm


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