Good news if you are with 3 and you plan on calling from abroad – the company has announced its customers will no longer pay to receive calls, and will be able to use their bundled minutes, text, and data, when roaming onto a 3 network abroad, including all the services in its X-Series package.
The deal applies to both pay as you go and contract customers travelling to Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, Australia, and (if you don’t live here) the UK. Once the bundled minutes have been used up, messaging services (SMS and MMS) are charged the same rate as in the UK, while voice calls will be 20 pence a minute. International calls will be charged as though the customer is in the UK.
The European Commission is currently investigating roaming charges by mobile operators, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see 3 acting to cut back charges. Here’s hoping the rest feel compelled to follow suit and offer a full service for the same rate outside of the UK.
Via The Register