Vodafone has reinstated its shocking EU roaming costs, but the price will irritate users.
Following in the footsteps of EE, VODAFONE is reintroducing unwelcome roaming costs when traveling in Europe. Here’s everything you need to know about using your phone abroad, including how much it will cost.
Customers of Vodafone who go to Europe could soon be faced with unexpected additional fees for using their smartphones. The UK network has just announced that it will follow EE in reintroducing these contentious charges, which could add up to £56 to a family’s monthly mobile bill.
Vodafone has stated that the additional fees will take effect in January and will apply to anyone who signs up for a smartphone plan or SIM card with the company after August 11.
Customers will not be charged the new EU roaming fee if they continue with their current plan or upgrade within the next several days.
According to the network, the modifications are being made to allow users greater control over what they pay for.
“The vast majority of our clients aren’t frequent roamers. In 2019, fewer than half of our consumers traveled outside of the Republic of Ireland. And the truth is that incorporating roaming in every plan — a feature that costs us money – means that more than half of our customers are paying for something they don’t use. “What is free for one individual is usually paid for by another,” stated Vodafone CEO Ahmed Essam.
When using their devices in areas like Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Germany, the price will be applied to their bill at the rate of £2 per day.