Press Release | 18 Oct 2013


  • Use your mobile, laptop or tablet for less as Vodafone includes Turkey and Northern Cyprus in its European charging zone
  • Vodafone customers, including Pay as you go and business customers, to benefit, including those using Vodafone EuroTraveller, Vodafone Passport or paying standard Vodafone Europe Zone rates

Vodafone UK customers planning a trip to Turkey or Northern Cyprus can now enjoy better value on their calls, text and data following the news that the mobile phone company is including Turkey in its European charging zone.

This means, from late November* Pay monthly customers travelling to the sixth most popular tourist destination in the world,** can opt into Vodafone EuroTraveller and take their UK minutes, data and texts (excluding Extras) with them for just £3 a day. There is also no charge for receiving calls on Vodafone EuroTraveller.

Pay monthly and Pay as you go customers on Vodafone World rates will also see calls back home from Turkey or North Cyprus slashed to less than 25p per minute and 9p for texts. For travellers to Turkey who can’t live without Facebook, Twitter and the mobile internet, prices start at just under 46p per MB.

All customers are also automatically opted into monthly data spending caps, meaning that they won’t be charged more than £42.50*** when using their mobile phone to access the internet when travelling in Vodafone’s Europe Zone. For further peace of mind, customers receive a free text message to let them know how much of their monthly allowance they’ve used. Once they reach their limit, they will not be able to access the internet abroad for the rest of their monthly billing period unless they choose to opt out of the safeguard caps.

So now there really is no excuse not to keep in touch from Turkey and North Cyprus. For further information on using Vodafone when travelling abroad visit

Notes to editors:

4G is not currently available abroad. Please visit for more details
*Turkey in Europe Zone is available for Pay as you go customers from 23 November. Pay monthly including
Business customers on standard price plans becomes available from 1 December.
**Turkey is sixth in world’s top tourism destinations according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Tourism Highlights (2013 Edition)
***Customers who opt in to Vodafone EuroTraveller have the reassurance of using their UK minutes, text and data whilst travelling in Europe and they are opted out of the monthly data spending cap. Customers will continue to receive text alerts when they are approaching the end of their monthly mobile internet bundle.

Vodafone Europe Zone rates

Making calls

Receiving calls

Sending texts

Using the internet – mobile phone

Using the internet – tablet, dongle or mobile wifi

Pay monthly

24.5p per minute

7.1p per minute

8.1p per text

45.9p per MB

45.9p per MB

Pay as you go

24p per minute

7p per minute

8p per text

£2adayfor 25MB, then 45p per MB

£8forupto 100MB (100MB spending cap)

Business customers on standard price plans (excl VAT)

20.42p per minute

5.95p per minute

6.8p per text

38.29p per MB

38.2p per MB

Vodafone EuroTraveller and Vodafone World Europe Zone countries and destinations:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (inc Faroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Isle of Man, Italy , Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (incl. Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (including Northern Cyprus), Vatican City.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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