Using the Three EuroPass – Review Part 1
Before I start this travel blog update, I would like to say that I am in no way affiliated with the Three mobile phone network in the UK, so anything that I write here is my unbiased and honest opinion. (Even if Three were kind enough to sponsor me in some way, I would still give my honest, unbiased opinion!).
I have been with the Three mobile phone network almost since the first day they set up in the UK. Most of the phones I have taken on contract, and whilst I wouldn’t say that they are the most perfect company in the world, can anyone out there really recommend a perfect company? From my point of view, they have been reliable and consistent, and their network coverage has improved to the point where I don’t even think about it any more. Sure, their call centre staff (based in India) can be a little hard to understand, but I don’t really have to get in touch with them that often anyway. All in all, in the UK, I have found them to be a company I maintain my contracts with, as they offer good phones and deals.
Taking a mobile phone abroad though always presents problems. Lets face it, no matter which network is used, they all charge extortionate rates for their services! Things had to change though, and they did with the introduction of some new EU rules which limited roaming charges – Just in time for my sailing trip from Malta to Tunisia as well!
One of the great things about this, is that it encouraged some companies to be even more pro-active, and as a result, the Three mobile phone network introduced their EuroPass. The basic upshot of this deal, is that for five pounds a day, it is possible to use all the data I want when in certain countries in the European Union. As I am a bit of an information junkie, this sounded like a great deal, especially if I want to spend 3 days in Malta.
Of course, five pounds a day is still not dirt cheap, and so the cost should always be kept in mind. I decided to give it a go though, although I was always wary that I might end up with a bill that ran into the hundreds of pounds should things not work out!
I need not have worried though. So far, the costs have been fine. I have checked my account, and the bill is there or thereabouts, although at the moment I can not check it line for line. I do have some pros and cons to mention about the Three EuroPass though, and I will do this in another travel blog post when I can see a thoroughly itemised bill. For the time being though, I would recommend the Three EuroPass for any Three mobile network customers who are travelling through the European Union.