Three customers get free data roaming while abroad

Three customers get free data roaming while abroadMobile network Three is well known as the data-friendly network – it may only be stepping up to the 4G LTE plate in December, for instance, but when it does it'll be offering it free to all its customers.

And here's another bit of more immediate news for those who can't live without their data: Three has announced a new package that sees data roaming charges scrapped altogether in seven countries.

The Feel At Home package gives you whatever allowances you get at home on your travels, well so long as your travels take you to Australia, Italy, Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland, Austria, Sweden or Denmark, that is.

That means if you're on one of Three's all-you-can-eat data packages, you can look forward to the slightly surreal prospect of being able to use mobile internet on your phone to your heart's content while in a foreign country. OK, it has to be one of a small list of foreign countries, but it's a start.

That's on top of being able to call or send texts to UK numbers just like you were at home. That's why it's called Feel At Home, y'see - clever, no?

There are some restrictions: if you use more than 25GB of data, 5,000 texts or 3,000 minutes for any two months per calendar year, you may be blocked from the service, and you also can't use your phone to tether while you're abroad.

Even then, it remains a hell of a deal, and if you think back to the roaming status quo (particularly for data use abroad) just a few short years ago, things have become a whole lot better. Long may it continue.

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Treab  Aug. 30, 2013 at 17:55

jeez thats a brilliant deal lets hope others follow suit.

jibby1  Aug. 31, 2013 at 18:55

Isn't this just the reintroduction of the "Three Like Home" service that they cancelled in 2009?

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 2, 2013 at 15:30

Sounds like an service that was cancelled. It as always available in other countries, but cancelled in UK.

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