Using your phone abroad

From 1 July 2012, we're introducing new rates for customers who use our services when they're in Europe.

The new rates for calling and texting are cheaper than before - but we're introducing a new system of charging for mobile internet in line with European regulations.

The new rates for sending texts and using mobile internet will only affect you if you go over your current Vodafone Data Traveller daily allowance of 10 texts and 25MB of mobile internet.

And if you are opted in to Vodafone Passport, your call rates will remain the same.

  Until June 30 2012 From July 1 2012
Making a call 36.6p a minute (charged by the second with a minimum 1-minute call charge) 28.8p a minute (charged by the second with a minimum 1-minute call charge)
Receiving a call 11.5p a minute (charged by the second) 7.9p a minute (charged by the second)
Sending a text 10 inclusive, then 11p a text 10 inclusive, then 8.9p a text
Sending a picture message 37p a message 37p a message
Using the mobile internet 25MB a day inclusive (midnight to midnight, UK time). Then £1 a MB for the next 5MB and £5 for every 5MB after that. 25MB inclusive, then 69.6p per MB

However, you may wish to consider opting in to our new Vodafone EuroTraveller service.

Switching to Vodafone EuroTraveller

Vodafone EuroTraveller allows you to take your UK price plan to Europe for just £3 a day. That's any minutes, texts or mobile internet you currently receive in the UK (but no extras).

You can opt in to Vodafone EuroTraveller by calling 5555. By doing this, you'll opt out of Vodafone Data Traveller.

If you're having any problems adding EuroTraveller by calling 5555, you'll automatically be put through to someone who can help you (if you're calling between 8am and 8pm).

If you're opted in to Vodafone Passport

Vodafone Passport will shortly be coming to an end – we'll be in touch soon to let you know more.

However, you are already able to opt out of Vodafone Passport and opt in to Vodafone EuroTraveller.

If you'd like to do this, please call 5555. If you opt out of Vodafone Passport, you will not be able to opt back in to the service.

Using mobile internet abroad - spend cap

If you opt in to Vodafone EuroTraveller, the spend cap for our Europe Zone (explained below) will not affect you. This is because Vodafone EuroTraveller allows you to take your UK price plan to our Europe Zone.

However, as you're not currently on Vodafone EuroTraveller and to help you have greater control over using mobile internet on your phone when you're abroad, you'll automatically have the following monthly spend caps (unless you choose to opt out).

You will receive notifications when you use 80% and 100% of the monthly cap. Once you've reached the cap, you won't be able to use mobile internet abroad for the rest of the monthly billing period, unless you choose to opt out of the cap.

To opt out, text STOP to 40209 or contact Customer Services.