Vodafone gives customers travelling to New Zealand a 4G boost

Vodafone’s $5 Roaming deal is choice bro’ for data-savvy travellers

More than 2.5 million Vodafone postpaid customers will now benefit from 4G data speeds when roaming in New Zealand – for just $5 extra a day Vodafone’s Red plan customers can use the inclusions from their plan at home.

When in New Zealand, Vodafone customers will automatically roam onto the Vodafone New Zealand network, the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network, and the second fastest 4G network worldwide, according to Ookla.

Over one million Australians travel to New Zealand every year, making the country Australia’s No. 1 international holiday destination.

Kim Clarke Chief Marketing Officer at Vodafone said “We are pleased to announce Vodafone customers will now enjoy a great 4G experience right across the Tasman.

“Vodafone Australia’s customers will find it easier than ever when roaming in NZ to share their holiday moments, navigate their way around the South Island using Google Maps, or track down a great restaurant at one of New Zealand’s great wineries.

“The best part of all is that $5 roaming won’t break the bank – it’ll cost you just $70 for a two-week holiday to use all your inclusions form your home plan, just like you were at home in Australia. None of our competitors come close to offering that kind of convenience and value.”

Vodafone helps customers stay in control of their usage when travelling overseas through My Vodafone, which provides customers with usage information and the ability to top-up their data allowances at any time directly through the app.

New Vodafone Red customers also benefit from automatic data top-ups which kicks-in with one GB of data the moment they exceed their data allowances at a flat rate of just $10.

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Notes to editors:

Video explaining Vodafone $5 roaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onc8pS3moZ4

4G in NZ: 4G in New Zealand is provided by the Vodafone New Zealand network provided you have roaming active and have a compatible handset and plan, your handset will automatically connect to a 4G network whenever it’s available. Where the 4G network is not available but there is still coverage, you’ll be able to use existing 3G or 2G services coverage info at http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/

Vodafone $5 roaming is available in 47 countries. For full list, visit: http://bit.ly/1tdWrUV

Travel statistics from the Australian Bureau Statistics.