Vodafone Australia adds 8 new destinations to its $5 roaming deal

Alex Kidman 20 July 2017

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Travellers to Israel, Taiwan or Sri Lanka can now roam on Vodafone for just $5 a day.

Ever since it launched its $5 international roaming deal, Vodafone has been the Australian carrier to beat in terms of simplicity when travelling abroad. The deal really does do what it says—it offers roaming abroad in selected countries for a flat $5 charge, which buys you access to whatever the inclusions on your plan might already be. It's a flat $5 charge whether you make one call, send one text or use a single kilobyte of data. Compared to many roaming set-ups, it could well be much cheaper than standard roaming charges, and it's certainly much easier.

Vodafone Australia has just announced its eight latest destinations for the $5 roaming deal, taking Israel, Taiwan, Chile, Sri Lanka, Nauru, Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man into the fold. That's not quite the same thing as eight new countries given nearly half of that list is in the UK, but it does widen the scope under which you could use the deal.

Vodafone competitor Telstra has recently altered its own roaming deals to encompass a flat $10/day charge, but that's not for your plan inclusions. Instead, it's for unlimited calls and texts alongside 100MB of data usage. Unless you're on a lower-tier Vodafone plan (or you've used up most of your monthly data before you travel), that's likely to be more expensive than Vodafone's offering. Then again, for medium- to long-term travel, you'd be better off with a dedicated roaming SIM or locally sourced SIM card at your destination.

Vodafone $5 Roaming Destinations
AlbaniaDenmarkIndiaMaltaRomaniaSweden
AustriaEnglandIndonesiaMonacoSamoaSwitzerland
BelgiumEstoniaIrelandMontenegroScotlandTaiwan
BrazilFijiIsraelNauruSerbiaThailand
BulgariaFinlandItalyNetherlandsSingaporeTonga
CanadaFranceJapanNew ZealandSlovak RepublicTurkey
ChileGermanyJersey, Guernsey and Isle of ManNorthern IrelandSloveniaUSA
ChinaGreeceLatviaNorwaySolomon IslandsVanuatu
CroatiaHong KongLithuaniaPapua New GuineaSouth AfricaWales
CyprusHungaryLuxembourgPolandSpain
Czech RepublicIcelandMalaysiaPortugalSri Lanka

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