Three has extended its ‘Feel At Home’ mobile roaming offering so customers can now travel to the USA and an additional three places and stay in touch with friends and family back home.
Feel At Home provides a simple and affordable way for the 5.5 million Brits who visit the US each year to use their phone or tablet as they would do in the UK without incurring international roaming charges.
For instance you can call home, text friends, tweet, check-in on Foursquare, update a status on Facebook or post photos on Instagram while abroad, using your UK price plan allowance as if you were still here in the UK.
In addition to the US, ‘Feel At Home’ now also includes Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau, adding to the existing list of Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark and Republic of Ireland, where it is already applicable.
So whether you are planning a Christmas shopping trip to New York or a skiing holiday in Austria, you no longer need to worry about your mobile bill upon your return.
Three is the only UK operator to offer customers the same in-country mobile phone and mobile broadband rates for no additional charge as if they’re at home whilst abroad.
Moving forwards it signifies a real shift in how customers are billed for mobile use when roaming in other countries.
Dave Dyson, chief executive, Three, said: “Roaming charges have been a worry for people for too long.
“When travelling, we all want to make full use of our smartphones and tablets so we can capture our amazing experiences and stay in touch with friends and family.
“Our customers can now freely use maps to navigate their way around New York, share stunning sunsets taken on Malibu beach and chat away to friends at home for hours on end, getting even more value from their minutes, texts and data.”