This is a big deal: Vodafone has today pledged to cap its international roaming costs at $5 per day for certain countries around the world to kill bill shock for customers using data overseas.
Vodafone has just announced that anyone travelling to the United States, United Kingdom or New Zealand will have their international roaming costs capped at $5 per day when they roam.
This means that instead of being charged astronomical data and call charges when travelling, you’ll only be capped at $5 per day on top of your bill. These caps will only work on new plans Vodafone plans to announce later on in August, however. Stay tuned for more about those soon.
It’s also worth noting that excess charges will come into effect if you go over the limits set out in your plan.
This makes quite a lot of sense, considering that the Vodafone brand is live in 28 different markets (although the US partner is AT&T).
Vodafone hopes to challenge other carriers in the country like Telstra and Optus to do the same or similar to be more competitive when it comes to international roaming.
Vodafone Australia CEO, Bill Morrow, has said this morning that “they have plans” to extend it beyond countries other than those currently offered, but right now it’s going to examine how the new capped roaming plan works before announcing an expansion.