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Topic # 146748 28-May-2014 09:14
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NZ may have been one of the last Vodafone group networks to get this, but it's finally hit NZ today.

$5 per day to use your incl mins, sms and data while roaming in lots of the main roaming countries!

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/roaming/



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  Reply # 1054789 28-May-2014 09:20
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Bloody awesome! And I thought I missed out on the $5/day data service Telecom was offering when I left for Vodafone.

This is going to come in so handy when I go over to the States later this year.

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  Reply # 1054792 28-May-2014 09:25
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Great deal,  including data is really great, 
I was looking at using o/seas Data angel in OZ next month, but this is an even better deal.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1054820 28-May-2014 09:52
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Pitty that prepay misses out on this also

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  Reply # 1054822 28-May-2014 09:57
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This is great news, saves the hassle of the second phone with Optus sim in Aus.

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  Reply # 1054860 28-May-2014 10:44
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DjShadow: Pitty that prepay misses out on this also


Well for those of us who pay considerably more on post pay accounts, I entirely disagree. The vast majority of promos that telcos offer are to prepay making us people who pay a lot monthly feel sad. 


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  Reply # 1054861 28-May-2014 10:45
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The official release:


Roam like you’re at home with Vodafone Daily Roaming

Vodafone today reveals New Zealand’s new roaming service, giving travel-loving Kiwis access to first class roaming for an economy class price.

For a fixed daily rate of just $5, customers can use the TXTs, calls, data and great rates from their local plan – so they can roam as if they were at home, without worrying about unknown charges. Customers can use their plan inclusions and rates within one of 17 destination countries, just as if they were at home.

In the last 12 months, 2.2 million Kiwis departed from New Zealand on short term trips – with nearly 50% of these visiting Australia, and a further 12% travelling within the United States and United Kingdom. Daily roaming is available to 17 countries including some of those Kiwis travel to the most often.

As New Zealand’s 4G market leader, Vodafone also announced today that its Kiwi customers can take advantage of New Zealand’s first 4G roaming service. The service – initially available in Australia, United Kingdom, and Netherlands– allows Kiwis to enjoy the blistering speed and benefits of 4G at home and overseas. Spain and Greece will follow within a week.

Consumer Director Matt Williams says that Daily Roaming will change the way Kiwis use their phones overseas.

“Kiwis love to travel, and we know they want to stay connected when they are overseas. For a flat daily fee of $5, Daily Roaming means Kiwis can use their mobiles with absolute confidence when travelling within our Daily Roaming destinations. They can call a taxi on arrival, use maps to find the hotel, and call home to say they’ve arrived safely – all using their home plan.”

Matt continues: “Vodafone is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world – and we’re passing on this international advantage to our customers by offering them what we believe is the best roaming offer available in New Zealand. If you travel and want to be connected, there is now one clear choice for your mobile provider.”

Grant Hopkins, Vodafone Director of Enterprise, says that doing business overseas is now even easier.

“Vodafone’s business customers have been very clear about what they need from us: it’s the ability to do business overseas without having to worry about a rogue bill.

“Our customers can now avoid using expensive (and unsecured) hotel Wi-Fi and the hassle of using local SIMs. They can also keep track of their account overseas with the My Vodafone app.”

The Vodafone Warriors’ match schedule means they’re frequently using their smartphones overseas. Dave Curran, Chief Financial Officer, believes the savings will soon mount up.

“We’ve got players who are in Australia for seven days every month during the season. It’s a lot of time on the road, and a lot of calls and data use. Daily Roaming will take away the uncertainty about cost, and I believe it will save the team a large sum of money every month.”

Daily Roaming is available to customers travelling within these 17 destinations: Australia, United Kingdom, USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Ghana, Romania, Czech Republic and India.

It is automatically included all Vodafone Consumer On Account plans currently on sale, as well as Vodafone Red Business and Business Basics plans. The $5 charge is activated only on the days customers use their phones: the daily charge applies when making a call, receiving a call, sending a TXT or using mobile data.






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  Reply # 1054868 28-May-2014 10:51
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DjShadow: Pitty that prepay misses out on this also


Well for those of us who pay considerably more on post pay accounts, I entirely disagree. The vast majority of promos that telcos offer are to prepay making us people who pay a lot monthly feel sad. 



+1 its nice to see some love for those on accounts, after watching all those on prepaid get lots of goodies

The 4G roaming in this deal is also a great plus too, 
congrats to VF

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  Reply # 1054879 28-May-2014 10:59
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DjShadow: Pitty that prepay misses out on this also


Well for those of us who pay considerably more on post pay accounts, I entirely disagree. The vast majority of promos that telcos offer are to prepay making us people who pay a lot monthly feel sad. 



+1 its nice to see some love for those on accounts, after watching all those on prepaid get lots of goodies

The 4G roaming in this deal is also a great plus too, 
congrats to VF


I am wondering which providers they use to roam in the US. 4G in the US isn't LTE in most places. I used a variety of providers on native sim cards last year, and never managed to get faster than 6Mbps. At home I get 60mbps in coverage areas :) 


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  Reply # 1054908 28-May-2014 11:35
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That's because New Zealand mobile networks are way ahead of what you can get in the USA, both in terms of coverage and speed. We are a lucky bunch here in New Zealand with Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees offering a mobile service that is pretty good.





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freitasm: That's because New Zealand mobile networks are way ahead of what you can get in the USA, both in terms of coverage and speed. We are a lucky bunch here in New Zealand with Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees offering a mobile service that is pretty good.



I know :) You'll see a lot of my posts reflect this opinion.


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  Reply # 1054913 28-May-2014 11:42
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If only this was available back in April when I travelled to Europe.

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  Reply # 1054968 28-May-2014 12:03
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Is this on any network? ie what happens if your phone swaps from Voda to someone else.....?




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  Reply # 1054973 28-May-2014 12:11
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antoniosk: Is this on any network? ie what happens if your phone swaps from Voda to someone else.....?


All the details on how this works and how much it'll cost you is on the roaming page. http://www.vodafone.co.nz/daily-roaming/




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  Reply # 1054974 28-May-2014 12:12
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It will work on any network. If you are in Sydney and roaming on Telstra it will be the same as if you were on Vodafone.

They initial coverage is basically AU/UK/US plus a bunch of Western Europe countries. Other countries will be added as it goes.





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