Feeds

Three axes data-roaming fees in SEVEN countries

Calls and texts home no more costly than they are in the UK either

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Mobe operator Three has abolished roaming charges. Well, in seven countries, at least, and only on calls and texts sent homeward bound.

All Three customers who travel to Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, the Republic of Ireland or Sweden will be able to make calls to Blighty, send texts to the UK and – crucially – access the internet for the same price they pay back home, the network said today.

“This applies to everyone on our network, whatever type of plan or tariff you have,” it added.

Caveats apply. Tethering will be blocked, as will calls to premium rate numbers. You can still access VPNs and stream content, but the speeds will be throttled. If you use more than 25GB of data, send more than 5,000 texts or spend more than 3,000 minutes yakking per month in any two months within a year, you may be blocked from using these services, Three warned.

Busting your tariff's monthly limits will naturally see you pay more, but Three pledged that these costs would be lower than roaming elsewhere. Airtime will cost 20p per minute, texts 7p to send and data will be billed at 10p per megabyte. Travel to France, say, rather than Italy – one of the seven – and you’ll pay 45.8p per megabyte, 7.8p per text and 24.5p to make a call.

The "Feel At Home" service only covers calls and texts made and sent to Britain. Contacting local numbers in other countries will be billed at the usual roaming rate.

Three said it was hoping to extend the number of countries Feel at Home takes in. “We are working hard to add more countries to this list and will let you know as soon as we do,” it promised. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits
Company wants ability to buy more spectrum space in auction
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app
Jibber-jabbering addicts turfed out just as Zuck warned
Google looks to LTE and Wi-Fi to help it lube YouTube tubes
Bandwidth hogger needs tube embiggenment if it's to succeed
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.