Optus to offer customers unlimited calls and texts plus 30MB of data for $10 a day in November. Vodafone to release its offer later this month.
If you’re one of the many Australians who have been greeted with an exhorbitant mobile phone bill after traveling overseas, then the recent annoucements made from Optus and Vodafone should provide some relief.
Starting from November, Optus postpaid customers who activate global roaming while they travel will receive unlimited calls and texts plus 30MB of data for $10 a day.
This offer only applies to roaming in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Europe, UK, USA, Canada and Asia.
Vodafone will also be launching new plans later this month which will enable travellers to use their mobile phone plan whilst overseas for an extra $5 per day. The countries will be limited New Zealand, United States and the United Kingdom.
This is welcome news for business travellers who prefer to use their existing number whilst overseas but it’s still too expensive when compared with travel SIM plans or purchasing a local sim card in the destination country.