Avoid the mobile roaming penalty at the World Cup this summer

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The risk of being caught out in the mobile roaming trap is greater than ever with thousands of excited England supporters heading to Brazil this summer. Mobile networks in the UK may have reduced mobile roaming charges in Europe but if you’re not careful you’ll pay up to £1.40p/min to make a phone call from …

VoIP Applications

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  Mobile phone users now use data services more than traditional calls and texts – and here’s why… VOIP is a method of making voice calls using data via the internet. It is commonly used by mainstream cellular networks to facilitate free ‘same network’ calling as part of your monthly bundles. By using a VoIP …

“Bill Shock” – who is actually guilty of the fraud?

When you receive a bill that’s abnormally high the term often used is ‘bill shock’. The most common cause is when you have lost or had your phone stolen and whoever finds or stole it runs up the bill at your expense. But are UK network providers prepared to excuse these unplanned charges? Tom usually …

Want to know your roaming rates? Dont call your network!

Regular readers of Mobile News will know about their Mystery Caller feature. As it says on the tin they call the UK networks and try and obtain information about a particular product or service. So given the recent EU reductions in roaming charges they decided to call the networks to ask about their travel plans …

Australia = the cheapest country to operate a mobile

They may have lost to the Lions and will inevitably loose the Ashes but on the upside Australia is the cheapest country to operate a mobile phone, according to a comparison of mobile costs in 12 OECD countries. The OECD has published a study of mobile pricing, examining the effect of up-front handset ‘discounts’ on …

Roaming in… Scotland?!

A paper published by the UK Government examining the impact of a Yes vote in next year’s independence referendum warned that mobile phone companies could introduce roaming charges when people cross over the border. It also warns that those living close to the border could inadvertently incur these charges if their phones connect to a …

Going to the World Cup? Get a local SIM says Jerome Valcke’s

Of course we’d always recommend purchasing a Brazilian SIM card but ahead of next years football World Cup in Brazil their communications minister has recommended the same! The minister, Jerome Valcke’s recommended that fans leave their mobile phones at home to avoid paying “scorching” international roaming fees, and instead get a local chip on arrival in …