With the holiday season fast approaching, what's the latest news about data roaming? Is it getting any closer? Prices & bundles?
It's not 100% confirmed yet but there are plans to introduce a data roaming service this summer. I don't have a specific time frame as yet however, but when we do we'll let you know.
Thanks for your reply.
I know plans change and all, but Paul mentioned on the Mobiles/PDA-forum in February, that data roaming would be coming in 1-2 months.
Now we're in the middle of May and you're telling me about a possible introduction in this summer ...
Sorry to jump in. Krystal is correct. It has taken us a little longer than we wanted but we are getting there on data roaming. Cant be precise but we are hoping to have in place before July. The complexity is around meeting the data roaming EU regulations which give a good experience for customers but are tricky to implement.
I'm sorry that this is delayed from what we were hoping but it is being worked on for implementation as soon as possible. I'm going to see if I can get anything more specific on this for you.
Thanks for the update Paul, sorry I didn't spot your post before replying
Hi Krystal, Hi Paul
Thanks to both of you for the quick replies and the update re the data roaming.
any updates on data roaming?
What about a special deal for data roaming in Northern Ireland?
We don't have any further confirmation for the data roaming as yet so I also don't have any details for specific countries.
As soon as we do have definite details for this we'll post here.
thank you for the reply.
Sadly, if July comes and no roaming data is available or it is too expensive, I will resort to taking my sim card out while on holidays (as every year) and get my PAYG sim with simyo (Spain). Only 3 cents per mb used, 8 cents per minute/call!!
In this day and age, data roaming cannot be expensive if carriers at home want to make money out of business travellers or holiday makers. There are other options available that would be cheaper.
I trust Tesco will give us a fair and honest deal, without trying to fleece us while travelling overseas.
Thank you for your response,
I hope this is brought in soon too. Otherwise i will be switching to Meteor for the duration of my holiday. Its a lot hassle to do, but I am kinda (disturbingly) lost without my phone. lol
Hi Tesco Folks,
Any further updates on Data Roaming availability?
It will be the end of August before it will be introduced, no specific dates yet. We will be keeping ye updated on Boards when we do have any updates for you.
Hey guys, any news on this, is it any closer to being made available?
This is currently being worked on but I believe implementation is unlikely to be before September. Sorry I don't have more specific dates for you as yet.