What is World Traveller Select?
If you roam often, you are probably already familiar with the World Traveller Select (WTS) service; a service that has been built into some of the Vodafone & O2 tariffs that we have built to make roaming in numerous countries, cheaper. World Traveller Select is a service that charges a mobile user £5 per day for everyday that the mobile is used in a country that is covered by WTS. Once the charge has been activated, all the usage for the rest of that day is taken out of your UK allowance.
What changes are being made?
Vodafone & O2 have announced that they are changing the WTS to cover more destinations and aim to reduce costs in countries that are not covered. Below is a list of all countries that will be covered by the service after June 1st. Also included below is a list of countries that are moving Zones to make them cheaper.
The following destinations will be covered under the new WTS:
Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
The following destinations will be changing zones making calls cheaper outside WTS:
- Cameroon, Korea, Laos, Macau, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, UAE and Uzbekistan are moving from Rest of World Zone 2 to Rest of World Zone 1
- Burkina Faso and Vietnam are moving from Rest of World Zone 3 to Rest of World Zone 1
- Bhutan and Madagascar are moving from Rest of World Zone 4 to Rest of World Zone 1
- Cape Verde, Gambia and Zimbabwe are moving from Rest of World Zone 3 to Rest of World Zone 2
- Sao Tome and Principe are moving from Rest of World Zone 4 to Rest of World Zone 3
Do you need to do anything?
Vodafone & O2 are going to be making these changes so that the new World Traveller Select service are active on 1st June 2018; so, you will not need to do anything at all to gain the benefits of the updated tariff. However, it is always worth checking with our support team that you are on the correct tariff, and to check if a country is covered if you have a holiday or business trip planned. This way we can advise on costs if it is not covered, or even add a roaming bolt-on to cover some usage while you’re on your travels. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 3373838.