UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three has extended its "Feel at Home" roaming incentive, which lets customers use their phones abroad at no extra cost, to five more countries.
Three announced on Thursday that its customers that have been with the network more than 30 days can now use their bundled minutes, texts and data in France, Switzerland, Israel, Finland and Norway.
These join the 11 formerly announced countries where Three customers can use their allowances, a list that includes the US, Italy, Hong Kong and Australia.
SIM-only and pay as you go customers can get in on the roaming incentive too, although Three notes that you will require an add-on. So, for example, if you top up £15, you can get Three's "All In One 15" add-on, which gives you 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and unlimited data to use abroad. While unlimited data is included, Three warns that tethering is not included in the "Feel at Home" scheme.
No extra work is needed - as Three boasts that as soon as you arrive in another country, your phone will automatically connect to a local network.
Three CEO Dave Dyson said, "Roaming charges are a rip-off and Three is tackling the issue head-on. We haven't just reduced charges; we've now scrapped them in 16 destinations, making it fairer, easier and more enjoyable to use your phone abroad.
"The addition of five more countries, including France, to Feel At Home is another big step and one that marks our determination to eliminate roaming rates full-stop.
"I want customers to stay connected when they're overseas without the fear of a nasty bill when they return." µ