Three has announced that it will be expanding its ‘Feel at Home’ data roaming service to another 24 countries this year. The service essentially gives customers free data roaming abroad, avoiding those nasty charges, which will be completely scrapped across the EU in 2017.
Three will begin allowing customers to use minutes, texts and data at no extra cost in a grand total of 48 countries from September onwards. According to the network, this means that around 80 percent of trips made by customers will be covered.
The Inquirer has the full list of countries, which includes: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey.
This move comes after the European Commission ruled to completely scrap data roaming charges across the continent amongst all mobile operators. This will come in to effect from the 15th of June 2017.
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KitGuru Says: Data roaming charges have always been a point of contention between networks and customers but fortunately, at least in the EU, they won’t be an issue for much longer. It is also nice to see Three jumping the gun and putting changes into effect a little earlier than scheduled.