SmartConnect's great value extends to Roaming overseas too!
From 11 July 2019, Daily Roaming will increase to $7 a day with over 100 Daily Roaming destinations.
See below for Roaming pricing for Vodafone mobiles and Frequently Asked Questions
All UBT connections have Roaming enabled by default.
If you have a Spark Mobile, click here to view their Roaming options
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Here’s all our Daily Roaming destinations, including 16 new places to roam from 11 July 2019. New destinations are in bold.
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guernsey, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Nauru, Netherlands, Norfolk Island (voice and TXT only), Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales.
Roaming to Countries not included in the list above
You can buy data as you need it with Data Angel Overseas - buy before you go or on arrival
You can buy data as you need it with Data Angel Overseas. You'll get a TXT when you arrive letting you know the data roaming bundle options for the country you’re in and a link to buy. If you’re using a tablet or laptop when you go online at your destination, you'll be redirected to buy a data bundle. You can also buy a bundle up to 30 days before you fly. Simply TXT the code for the data bundle you want to 747.
You'll also receive a TXT when you've used 80% and 100% of your data, so you'll always know exactly what you're spending
Zone 2 - Rest of Europe and other popular destinations
Data Angel Overseas - valid for 30 days
Voice & TXT
Zone 3: Rest of world
Data Angel Overseas - valid for 30 days
Voice & TXT
Please note: All rates and fees are subject to the full Terms & Conditions as detailed on the Vodafone website
Frequently Asked Questions
Which countries are covered by the $7/day roaming?
You can check out the list of countries here
So does that mean I have unlimited data while roaming?
No, data isn’t unlimited. Data will add to your total monthly data as it does in NZ. So if you go over your normal NZ data allowance we will contact you to discuss how to keep this down. Excess Data is charged at $30 + GST/GB or part GB.
When I’m overseas on the $5/day roaming, what does this give me?
Being on the $7/day roaming means you can “roam like you are at home”. So all calling/texting/voicemail is unlimited within that country and back to NZ, and data can be used the same as in NZ. There are no surprises for friends and family back in NZ as nothing changes for them when contacting you. It's just like you're still here!
Do I have to contact UBT or Vodafone to activate the roaming on my device for countries supported by the $7/day roaming?
No. When you enter the country, your device will automatically pick up the roaming for that country.
I don’t plan to use my phone at all while I’m away, but need to take it with me in case of an emergency. Will I still be charged $7/day?
If you are not planning to use your device, please make sure it is powered off prior to entering the country. The $7/day roaming will only be picked up and kick in if you switch the device on. Alternatively you can leave your device on flight mode for the duration of your visit.
Please take time to read some of the following excellent feedback we have had from those roaming on SmartConnect.
“I switched over to UBT's new SmartConnect plans with fantastic results as the monthly charge was reduced immediately. Furthermore, it was hassle free to travel overseas recently; with the elimination of planning ahead with roaming bundles. Data in each country automatically came on and there was only a $75.00 roaming charge at the end for 15 days roaming!”
Penny Suckling - Christchurch
“The $5 per day roaming charge package was launched just before we ventured to The Netherlands in July. It is as good as or better than touted. Self-appointed experts that “knew” and told me about all the gremlins in the extra charges that would eventuate, such as from the odd wayward case who kept phoning me while we were away. I also deliberately made random calls and sent random texts as “live” tests. And the charges—FIVE DOLLARS PER DAY!! The auto switchover was immediate as we landed in LA and the Vodafone text when we crossed the Dutch/German border announced we had driven over the border as in some parts it isn’t obvious. We were so early in the game there were data issues for some users but they have been well identified and sorted. And the brilliant NZ Telco team is just asavailable from over there!!!”
Bevin Kennerley - Timaru