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Three rucks back data costs for Rugby Tourists

UK mobile phone network Three has cut internet charges for those travelling to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup 2011, for the entire duration of the tournament.

Three has kicked into the touch the roaming costs by nearly 80-percent, between September 9th for the opening ceremony and the starting game between hosts New Zealand and Tonga – to the Rugby World Cup Final on October 21st, and then for a further 10 days after that.

This converted roaming deal is available to all of Three’s customers and at no extra cost, for smartphones, dongles and tablet devices too and for the sole use of mobile broadband whilst abroad.

Three are tackling the competition, with the cheapest data roaming cost for UK mobile users travelling to New Zealand – with a drop goal from £6 per MB to £1.28 per MB.

This is the equivalent to the price customers are charged whilst using data in European countries, making the deal considerably cheaper than the nearest rival’s standard data rate.

Three’s Marketing Director, Thomas Malleschitz, said: “Getting the data price for roaming in New Zealand down to the same rate as roaming in Europe, Three’s customers can continue to stay connected and share their experiences of rugby’s biggest tournament.”

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.