Most phones give you the option to turn access to data while roaming on and off, allowing you to control when your phone is able to access data while you're overseas.
Why is this important?
Unless you're using Red Roaming with one of our Red plans, your roaming data charges are higher than within Australia, and excluded from postpaid plans. So they can add up pretty quickly.
Many phones will use data in the background without you even noticing. So even if you're not planning on actively using data, so it's important to make sure it's switched off if you're worried about costs.
Similarly if you’re using Wi-Fi overseas and the signal drops, your phone can switch back to a mobile network without you noticing. Turning data roaming off stops this from happening.
Roaming data charges
See Overseas Data Add-ons for our casual and Add-on rates. An Overseas Data Add-on can help to significantly reduce your roaming data costs, and you can connect an Add-on through My Vodafone.