Vodafone tackles FIFA World Cup with $5 roaming in Brazil

Latest addition takes total number of nations compatible with international roaming deal to 47

Vodafone is targeting Australians traveling to the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the addition of Brazil to its $5 per day roaming deal.

None

The $5 daily plan, launched in July last year, tickets Vodafone Red customers $5 per day of use, with all data, calls and sent text messages charged according to the existing contract rates.

The move is the telecommunications provider’s attempt to capitalise on the demand for FIFA World Cup tickets by Australians which have ranked the nation within the top five most applications.

“More than 80,000 Aussies applied for tickets in the first round [of the FIFA World Cup] alone so we are confident the demand for fair roaming rates for Brazil is there,” Vodafone Australia chief marketing officer (CMO), Kim Clarke, said.

“We want our customers travelling to Brazil to be able to focus on the football, not worry about coming home to a massive phone bill.”

Brazil takes the total number of countries compatible with the offer to 47. The services first went live in the UK, NZ, the US, and was later expanded with the addition 34 nations in Europe, and a further six in Asia not long after.

Read more: Foxtel now on the PlayStation 4

Vodafone’s postpaid Red plans are priced at $65, $80, and $100 per month, and include 1.5GB, 2.5GB, and 5GB of data, respectively. Vodafone customers can switch to a Red plan with no additional fees provided the plan is the same or greater value.

The telco also expanded the daily international roaming offer to business customers in early March.

Read More:

2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards: NOMINATE NOW!!!: Nominations for the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards are now open. Once again, it is time to NOMINATE NOW!!!

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphoneltemobile phoneBrazilfootballFIFA World Cup 2014TelcoHTC One (M8)Apple4g3gsoccerRoamingmobilitySamsung Galaxy S5VodafoneTelecommunications

More about VodafoneVodafone

Show Comments
 

Latest News

04:50AM
Printer shipments slide despite “strong start” to 2015
05:05PM
Optus Vision 2015: Patairidis - from telco to ICT company
04:58PM
Bain Capital finalises Blue Coat acquisition
03:13PM
Hunting crooks on a digital playground
More News
28 May
D-LINK TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (Far North QLD)
28 May
SplunkLive! Canberra
28 May
2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge
04 Jun
IM Experience, Sydney
View all events