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Viettel offers 99% off roaming services in Malaysia

Viettel, the military-run network operator, is offering up to 99% discounts on international roaming services for subscribers to celebrate the ongoing SEA Games 29 in Malaysia Pre-paid and post-paid subscribers will only have to pay VND1,000 per MB for data while in Malaysia from August 19 to December 31. In addition, they will get 80% off for calling or receiving…

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Axiata offers data roaming for US$1 per day with JustGo

Campaign kicks-off on Aug 17 for a three-month period at all Axiata’s OpCos JustGo is extended to all Axiata customers at its OpCos – be it pre-paid or postpaid customers AXIATA Group Bhd and its group of mobile Operating Companies (OpCos) launched JustGo, an innovative and disruptive mobile data roaming campaign, in Asia to drastically lower international data roaming fees…

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Businessman Trond Hammerstad complains of bill shock after switching to Dipper

Norwegian businessman Trond Hammerstad was surprised to find his mobile telecommunications bill double after he switched from Talkmore to Dipper, according to an article on broadcaster NRK’s news website. A Dipper sales representative rang to solicit his custom and Hammerstad explained that he travelled frequently to visit clients. Hammerstad said they discussed prices for the US and Germany in particular, which…

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Youfone faces investigation over possible roaming violation

Dutch MVNO Youfone is facing an investigation by regulator ACM over an alleged violation of the EU’s ‘roam-like-home’ rules. This follows a complaint from a customer who was still being charged for an extra EU roaming bundle after the roam-like-home rules came into effect on 15 June. The customer realised he was still being charged for the EU bundle in…

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Roaming Beach-Goers Could Rely on Telia

Telia customers’ experience remained more or less unscratched through the expected boom in traveler’s mobile data traffic, following the end of roaming surcharges in EU/EEA countries this summer. “We’ve seen a dramatic rise in travelers’ data traffic, as we expected after both the launch of our own offerings and the new roaming regulation, ‘Roam-like-at-home’, on June 15,” says Thomas Moe,…

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Progresif launches Unlimited Plan for tourists

Brunei operator Progresif Cellular has extended its Unlimited Plan to tourists visiting the Sultanate. The service provides tourists with unlimited local calls, SMS and data browsing. Alternatively, they can opt for unlimited calls and SMS along with 1GB for local internet traffic. For tourists venturing into the neighbouring Malaysian towns, the plan will enable them to roam and communicate without having to…

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Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe

Roaming services have now been fixed for all customers on the Three mobile network in France, Portugal and Luxembourg, the operator has said. Three apologised for the issue, which had lasted since yesterday. On Twitter, several customers complained about problems they had experienced. READ MORE: EE’s Being Accused of Throttling Roaming Data, Meaning You Could Have To Pay More On Holiday…

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EE’s Being Accused of Throttling Roaming Data, Meaning You Could Have To Pay More On Holiday

EE customers not on the firm’s top-end data tariff have complained they are receiving sloth-like speeds of 2Mbps when using data abroad. On its Free EU Roaming support page, EE said: “4GEE Max customers will get our fastest available speeds at home and abroad. But please note: maximum speeds will be dependent on the local network and may not be…

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CTU investigates Vodafone tariff changes, rejects MVNO roaming charges

Czech regulator CTU published its monthly monitoring report, informing on the ongoing investigation into the cancellation of the Fair tariffs by Vodafone Czech Republic, as well as the rejection of applications from three MVNOs to apply roaming surcharges. CTU is leading an inquiry into Vodafone Czech Republic’s cancellation of the Fair tariffs, namely whether the operator had informed subscribers of…

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