Everything Everywhere have today announced that from next week customers on either network will be able to use 3G services by roaming onto the other if needed. The “big switch-on”, launched last October, initially allowed Orange and T-Mobile customers to access each others’ network’s to make calls and send texts if their main network was out of signal, data however was restricted.

According to EE figures, customers have already made 1.7 million days worth of calls and almost five billion text messages ‘cross network’ since the roaming agreement became active, and now they will be able to use data with no additional charge outside their contract agreement.

The rollout begins net week and will become available to all Orange and T-Mobile customers, over the next few months.

Olaf Swantee, CEO of Everything Everywhere, said:

This is a significant achievement and demonstrates the latest milestone in our network vision and customer promise – to provide more things, to more people in more places than any other company in Britain.