Mobile operator Three has scrapped roaming charges for its customers visiting the US. The operator has also officially switched on its 4G network.
The deal extends the firm’s Feel At Home package. This enables customers to use their UK allowances for data, texts and calls when abroad in certain countries. Calls or texts to non-UK numbers are charged separately.
The package has been extended to USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau, bringing the total number of foreign destinations to 11. Three already offers the roaming service in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, and Sweden.
Dave Dyson, chief executive of Three, said: “We want customers to get the most out of their devices at home or abroad. High roaming charges stop people enjoying their phones while they’re away and Feel At Home is the antidote to that.”
“Adding the USA to the mix is great news for our customers and shows our commitment to giving them the best experience in what is a popular destination. We plan to add more countries to the mix soon.”
Dyson said more countries will be added to the list soon but did not reveal what they were.
Three also announced the launch of its 4G network. Since Monday, the operator has been upgrading customers with 4G-ready devices, so they can access the next generation network when they are in an area with 4G coverage.
"This rollout will accelerate in January, with all customers with a compatible device able to access 4G at no extra cost by the end of Q1 2014 when they are in an area with 4G coverage," the company said.