With In-Flight Roaming, if you’re on an eligible phone, tablet or mobile broadband plan, you can use your plan’s included data, calls and texts on selected flights with participating international airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines for $5 extra a day – similar to how you can access $5 Roaming in over 100 countries. Excludes speed capped data.
Selected aircraft of these airlines are equipped with mobile in-flight equipment that has been specifically manufactured and tested so passengers can safely use mobile phones onboard.
You can use In-Flight Roaming for up to 90 days per calendar year.
Sign-up to eligible plan
Sign up to an eligible plan with a phone, tablet or modem, or an eligible SIM Only plan.
Toggle on roaming
Prior to departure, ensure that roaming is toggled on through My Vodafone.
Switch on your phone
Once the plane has reached 20,000 ft and the pilot has activated In-Flight roaming, switch on your device or toggle-off flight mode. You won’t access roaming, if you keep your device turned off or on flight mode.
Enjoy In-Flight Roaming
Use your plan’s included data, calls and texts in over 100 countries. Excludes data capped at speeds of up to 1.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 10Mbps and 25Mbps. If you go over your included data limit, we’ll automatically add 1GB for $5.
The participating airlines are Aer Lingus, Air Belgium, Asiana Airlines, Bangladesh Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Egyptair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Airyways, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways.
These airlines may vary, so check our list before you travel.
If you’d prefer not to use In-Flight Roaming, keep your phone turned off or on Flight mode. You can also de-activate roaming through My Vodafone.
If you used In-Flight Roaming during your flight and you landed within 24 hours, you can continue to use $5 Roaming without paying an additional $5. In-flight roaming and $5 Roaming are valid for 24 hours.
If you continue to use your included data, calls and texts after 24 hours, then you’ll be charged another $5.
If you use data, calls and texts you’ll be charged at our Pay As You Go rates.
If you're on a Vodafone Infinite, Plus or Vodafone Infinite Data Plan, you can only use your included data with $5 Roaming, along with your call and text inclusions. Data capped at speeds up to 1.5, 2, 10 or 25Mbps is not accessible while $5 Roaming.
If you use all of your included data on a Vodafone Infinite or Plus Plan, we’ll add 1GB data for $5. If you use more than 30GB hotspot data, you'll be charged $5 for each extra 1GB. If you’re on an Ultra+ Plan, you can use unlimited data on your phone.