geek4me:clinty: Fine print warning:
Only for plans that are CURRENTLY on sale
not on older or grandfathered plans
I'm disappointed to see that customers on "old" on account plans miss out. Not sure why we long-time Vodafone customers should get less benefits than the newest customers on the latest plans. We've been loyal to Vodafone for so long and are happy with the plan we're on. Sadly we are not rewarded for our loyalty (sniff!).
This is because you are still on the rates that you originally agreed to when you signed up to that plan.
Any 'Old' customers wanting to get these new rates are able to move to one of our newer plans to get them at no cost UNLESS they are still under contract which then may attract a plan transfer fee to do so before their term is up.
geek4me: If new customers make just one short (less than 1 minute) call per day then perhaps $5 would be a lot to pay.
The idea of the capped rate is so that you don't have to limit yourself to 1 or 2 short calls per day, You can use your phone for everything you normally would back home without the worry of arriving home to huge bill.
Yes there will be some low use users who will now be paying more for roaming but I think for the majority it will allow them to use their phone a lot more than they normally would.
TLDR: If your going to use your phone while roaming, Make the day worthwhile and use your $5 worth!