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Vodafone adds 28 countries to its WorldTraveller roaming programme

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Your holiday just got cheaper

Vodafone customers can now make calls from more world destinations on the cheap. The network has added 28 more destinations to its WorldTraveller scheme which will leave you without a massive bill while travelling abroad.

WorldTraveller lets you pay £5 to use your UK minutes, texts and data while abroad. That will mean no massive roaming fees that you'll only find out about when you get home.

The new countries being added are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands.

They'll all be added from tomorrow.

To get WorldTraveller, text ADD to 40508 or call 5555 (+447836115555 from abroad) on your Vodafone handset. You can keep track of how many minutes, texts and how much data you've used using the Vodafone app.

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This is all well and good, but it's not a patch on Three's Feel At Home, which lets you use your minutes and texts as if you were still in the UK, as long as you're calling or texting UK numbers.

But both schemes will soon be redundant, in the EU at least. As of summer 2017, EU roaming charges will be abolished, so you'll pay the same for calls, texts and data as you would at home. And about time too. Roaming charges will face an interim cap from the end of April next year, with the full ban taking effect on June 15 2017. Better book a break to celebrate.

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