NUMERICAL NETWORK Three has abolished international roaming charges for customers in seven countries.
The data roaming scheme called 'feel at home' allows those on a Three pay monthly plan to use their bundled allowance of minutes, texts and data across Republic of Ireland, Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark at no additional cost.
The service is available to any Three customer across all pay monthly phone bundles, SIM plans, pay as you go, mobile broadband and business customers.
However, customers on an "all you can eat" Three data plan will incur restrictions when roaming abroad of a maximum of 3,000 minutes, 5,000 texts and 25GB of data, which should be plenty for your general day to day mobile tasks.
Those that do exceed their limits will be charged a reduced roaming rate of 20p per minute for calls, 7p per text and 10p per MB for data, which is still a pretty good rate when compared to other UK networks' roaming charges.
Three said it is "working hard to add more countries to this list", and we will let you know as soon as we do.
The UK network announced on Thursday that it will roll out 4G mobile broadband services from December this year, arriving at no additional cost for every existing customer.
Three's 4G rollout will begin in three major UK cities - London, Birmingham and Manchester - with no new contract to sign, no extra charges or need to change tariffs. It is unknown whether, when launched, 4G will be available via its feel at home roaming service for no extra cost.
Last month, Three boasted that its profits soared 231 percent year on year, despite being the last operator to switch on 4G services.
During its earnings call, Three revealed that it pulled in revenues of £1bn for the first half of 2013, up nine percent year on year. Most impressively however, the network said that its operating profits rose 231 percent to £86m in the six month period. µ
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