How great would It be if you could use your mobile phone such as an iPhone while travelling overseas just as if you were back home in Australia – data included? It sounds like something that would turn out to be very expensive because often it is, so the hunt for free Wi-Fi or researching a travel SIM is often the only thing you can do.
Vodafone Australia has taken the step to offer a very good International roaming deal that I chose to use while travelling around Switzerland, Spain, and the Netherlands for a month. It was a huge help to me and surprisingly very easy to use so I wanted to explain what the deal is and highlight how it helped me during my travelling.
Here’s the deal… for $5 a day I could use my iPhone overseas to over 50 countries as if I never left the country. I got access to my entire data limit, standard calls and texts meaning I could use my entire 12GB of data I have per month over in Europe while also receiving messages and calls (as well as making them). The only thing I had to do was have data roaming turned on my iPhone and land in the country – I instantly received a text message from Vodafone confirming the offer was in place.
It turned out this deal ended up helping me in more ways than I expected. First off I saved a heck of a lot of money (If I was with any other carrier the amount of data I used would easily have blown my monthly phone bill into the four digit number). Secondly, I didn’t have to worry about finding a Wi-Fi hotspot – as good as they are you are not going to find a free hotspot everywhere you go plus I didn’t have to worry about those annoying Wi-Fi login steps.
I also felt a lot more comfortable getting around because I was able to get directions from map apps and find my way around – Including when I rode a bike from Basel, Switzerland to Germany. While hiking around I was able to share these photos instantly to Instagram including the photos I captured from the alps of Switzerland which I recently shared.
- Much cheaper than other carriers
- Could get directions in maps
- Share photos instantly to Instagram
- Could receive those confirm-code SMS’s from my online bank
- Stream Apple Music
- and much more