Three are the first company to abolish roaming charges in seven countries; Republic of Ireland, Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden, and Denmark as part of their ‘Feel at Home’ initiative.

Thomas Malleschitz, marketing director at Three, said: “By abolishing expensive roaming charges in select countries, we are allowing our customers to get even more value from their minutes, texts and data abroad by removing the fear associated with staying in touch whilst travelling.”

Three has abolished the charges in the seven countries where it has sister networks under parent company Hutchison Whampoa.

If you’re on a monthly plan, say goodbye to the shocking bill you receive upon your return and say hello to your envious friends and family who you kept up to date through phone calls, tweets, and pictures – just make sure you stay within your monthly allowance.

But for those of you who are not with Three, fear not, as it has been reported that other networks may well gradually follow suit in abolishing profitable roaming charges.

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