You can now earn reward points if you travel abroad and make calls using mobile networks that participate in Travelling Connect, a service that manages customer loyalty for international telecommunication companies.
If you frequently travel abroad, you can register with Travelling Connect and then manually switch your phone to the participating mobile network when you’re roaming. The reward points one earns are redeemable against vouchers for hotels, airlines, devices, lifestyle products, music or other goods and services listed on Travelling Connect’s award shop.
Vodafone India is the only Indian operator that participates in Travelling Connect’s reward program. Its subscribers can earn one mile for every minute of conversation irrespective of whether they are making or receiving the call — considering that Vodafone will earn international roaming charges either way. Users can also earn one mile for six SMSs or for using 2 MB of data.
Since its foundation in 2004 Travelling Connect has cooperated with more than 25 airline and hotel partners. Networks participating in Travelling Connect include major mobile groups such as MTN, Zain, Conexus Mobile Alliance, Turkcell, Wataniya, Digicel, Vodafone and Orascom.