Three introduce free-roaming in Europe and AmericaDecember 5th, 2013 • 1 Comment
Three are rolling out 4G in London, Birmingham and Manchester, which is fine but pretty boring news. However, more interesting for the pocket is that they’re going to be giving everyone free roaming in The States and parts of Europe.
In short, that means no extra charges for making calls, sending texts or data unless they are calling non-UK numbers. Three’s deal also includes Macau, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Dave Dyson, Chief Executive of Three said: “We want customers to get the most out of their devices at home or abroad. High roaming charges stop people enjoying their phones while they’re away and Feel At Home is the antidote to that.”
“Adding the USA to the mix is great news for our customers and shows our commitment to giving them the best experience in what is a popular destination. We plan to add more countries to the mix soon.”
This ‘Feel at Home’ offer is available in 11 countries including Ireland, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, Austria, Sweden and Denmark and as a result, Three have added 300,000 new customers between July and September 2013, which is most likely a result of deals like this one. Their 321 PAYG deal has also won a lot of new fans.
Dave Dyson, said: “We are building a brand and network that encourages and enables customers to enjoy the mobile internet. Customers are using more data than ever on Three, far more than on any other network. As we add 4G capacity to the network, this experience will only get better.”
Tempted to change?
According to a GOV.UK poll, the USA receives 5.5 million British visitors a year. In Europe, Italy gets around 2.5 million and Austria 730,000. All three regions are now covered by Three’s “Feel at Home” service. Happy travelling!