Vodafone $5 roaming: What you need to know
- Use your plan overseas as you would in Australia for $5 extra a day
- Works in more than 100 countries
- Best for short trips
If you're a Vodafone postpaid customer, you'll have access to its $5 roaming add-on. Once Vodafone's roaming activation is on (which should be automatic on your Vodafone account, but double-check before your first trip), it's a pretty easy process:
$5 buys you 24 hours to use your plan as you would at home, with the same data inclusion.
The 24 hours starts when you use your phone to call, text or surf the web.
If you don't plan on using your phone much in 1 day, or will be somewhere with plenty of Wi-Fi, you can keep your phone on Aeroplane Mode and save the $5.
$5 roaming is available on any of the current Vodafone postpaid mobile plans. It is not available on data-only plans.
Unfortunately, if you're on Vodafone prepaid, you can't access the same $5 roaming add-on.
Instead, for $5 a day, you get an inclusion of calling minutes and between 200MB and 285.71MB of data to use each day during your trip, depending on which Prepaid Roaming add-on you choose.
It depends. If you're just going on a short trip for a few days, you're visiting multiple countries or you need to stay contactable on your Australian number, then it's a great choice.
Of course, you can also pick up a prepaid SIM at your destination or get a specific travel SIM, but they make more sense for longer or more frequent trips.
The eligible countries can be switched out from time to time, so it's always a good idea to confirm on the Vodafone website. As of April 2022, these are the included countries:
If your destination isn't on the list, you can still use pay-as-you-go (PAYG) roaming. Just keep in mind that PAYG can get quite expensive and rates may change depending on where you're going.
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