Vodafone offers flat-rate roaming charges

11 Jun 2003

Vodafone Ireland has today revealed details of a new flat-rate roaming rates for prepaid and postpaid phone users when calling other Vodafone networks across Europe.

The new rates, 59c to and from the UK and 99c for all other European markets, will replace the current system where prices are varied and specific to the time of day, home network of customer, visited network and destination of the call.

The Irish operation is among the first of Vodafone’s operations worldwide to introduce flat-rate roaming rates for customers. SFR France and Vodafone UK are the only other Vodafone networks to offer flat-rate roaming rates.

“These new rates will undoubtedly make using a mobile phone abroad significantly easier with the costs now being increasingly transparent for our customers and will deliver substantial savings for Irish customers when travelling abroad,” said Vodafone Ireland CEO Paul Donovan.

In addition to the flat-rate roaming rates for UK and Europe, Vodafone Ireland has also introduced a flat-rate roaming rate of €1.99 per minute for prepaid customers roaming in Australia and €2.99 for roaming in South Africa and Malta.

By John Kennedy