Vodafone's Christmas goodies include inclusive roaming in 40 European destinations

Within days after announcing rolling data for PAYG customers, Vodafone has announced free roaming for its customers this Christmas.

New update: Vodafone offers fresh Pay Monthly deals, SIM-only plans and tablet deals at attractive prices until 31 December

Vodafone today announced a slew of Pay Monthly, SIM-only and home broadband offerings which will be effective until 31 January. You will also be able to avail sizable savings on tablets and accessories in the period.

Vodafone's Red 3GB Bundle for the 32GB iPhone 6s, which normally costs £42 per month, is now available at just £21 per month for the first six months and £42 per month for the remaining 18 months. The deal includes 500MB of inclusive roaming data and will include an upfront payment of £10. By taking this deal, you will be able to save as much as £116.

Vodafone is also offering the Red 6GB Bundle for the Samsung Galaxy S7 at half Pay Monthly price for the first six months. You will need to pay £21 per month for the first six months and £42 per month for the remaining 18 months. You will also have to pay an upfront cost of £10 and will be able to avail 500MB of inclusive roaming data along with 6GB of monthly data allowance.

The network is also offering the Moto G4 Play smartphone at just £79 on Pay As You Go instead of £120. To avail this offer, you will need to purchase a £10 Big Value Bundle which will give you 150 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and 500MB of UK data every month. By going for the same £10 Big Value Bundle, you will also be able to buy an Alcatel 10.54 phone for £7.50 on Pay As You Go instead of £10.

Vodafone has extended the half price Pay Monthly offer to a few tablets as well. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 can now be purchased by paying £8 per month for the first six months and £16 per month for the next 18 months. To avail this offer, you will need to pay an upfront amount of £30 and will get 5GB of monthly data. Similarly, the Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0 now costs £8 per month for the first six months and £16 per month for the remaining 18 months. This deal includes an upfront cost of £10 and comes with 5GB of monthly data. The Samsung Gear VR headset is now available for just £40 instead of £80, but only when it is purchased along with a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge on any Vodafone tariff.

You can now pick up a couple of attractive SIM-only deals from Vodafone on or before 31 December. The standard 1GB SIM-only bundle now costs £7.50 per month for the first 6 months and £15 per month for the next 6 months. This SIM comes with 1000 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and 1GB of every per month.

The Red Value 8GB SIM only bundle now costs £13.50 per month for the first 6 months and  £27 per month for the next 6 months. This SIM comes with unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, 8GB UK data and 2GB of inclusive roaming data per month. You will also get free 12-month subscription to any of Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV.

Vodafone is promoting inclusive roaming in 40 destinations and 4G roaming in 114 destinations to customers ahead of Christmas.

For Vodafone customers, travelling during Christmas could get a lot easier as the network is now offering inclusive 4G roaming in 40 destinations, all of which are in Europe, but on select price plans. Thanks to the offer, you will be able to consume up to 4GB of data in whatever way you please while staying or travelling in any of these 40 destinations. You will also be able to make calls to UK landline and mobile numbers within your monthly minute allocation. If you subscribe to Vodafone's WorldTraveller, you will be able to use your UK minutes, texts and data by paying £5 a day.

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If you prefer SIM-only deals, you can go for Vodafone's 12-month 5GB plan which previously cost £22 but is now priced at just £15 a month. Out of the 5GB allocation, you will be able to use 2GB for roaming but there will be no cap on minutes and texts. If you need to consume more data while travelling to Europe, you can buy a 20GB 12-month SIM-only plan which previously cost £37 but is now available for £22.20. Out of 20GB, you will be able to use 4GB while roaming and there will be no cap on minutes and texts.

As far as 4G roaming is concerned, Vodafone already had 101 destinations across the world covered and has recently added 13 new destinations, taking the total to 114. New destinations include British Virgin Islands, Andorra, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Seychelles, come of which are popular holiday destinations.

A few days ago, Vodafone decided to lock horns with Sky Mobile by announcing a data rollover plan for it's Pay As You Go customers. Customers using Big Value Bundles will now be able to roll over their unused data from one month to the next, but no further. This means that you'll only be able to completely consume your 30-day data allotment for a maximum of 60 days.

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To enjoy Vodafone's Data Rollover offer, you will need to top up to renew your Vodafone Big Value Bundle within the 30 day period. Once you do this, your unused data will rollover to the next 30 days but if you still can't consume all of it, you won't be able to use your quota anymore.

Vodafone has also taken a number of steps this year to increase it's user base and retain customers amid stiff competition from existing networks and new ones. Such steps include offering indoor mobile coverage at community halls, introducing new barring tech to block spam and bogus calls, offering real-time speed information to home broadband users and letting customers make contactless transactions via credit or debit cards or PayPal through Vodafone Pay.

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