Planning a spring cruise – here’s how to stay in touch at sea

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If you’re planning a leisurely cruise around the Mediterranean or even further afield, such as The Caribbean, then take care when using your mobile phone on board to call or send photos back home to family and friends. Cruise liners now actively promote their own network services available on board for making calls, or using …

EU Commission Halts Plans to Scrap Mobile Roaming Charges

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Plans to ban mobile phone and mobile data roaming charges and have been dropped by EU regulators, whilst also proposing net neutrality rules allowing privileged access. EU regulators called for an “intermediate step” that would enable networks to charge a premium to use mobiles abroad. Whilst updated net neutrality rules would bar discrimination for accessing …

How secure are free public wifi networks?

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Wifi Networks – Free, but how secure? Just days following an investigation that uncovered how much personal information public Wi-Fi networks can steal from smartphones, a child has shown how easy Wifi services are to hack. The child broke into a Wi-Fi hotspot in just 10 minutes after watching an online tutorial. The monitored experiment …

Top searched-for holiday destinations

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Internet search giant Google has announced the top searched-for holiday destination by UK travellers this year is…Paris. Famous for world-renowned cuisine, architectural icons, chic boutiques and priceless art – not to mention it’s incredibly easy to get to from the UK – it’s no surprise that the iconic French capital has topped the list. USA …

Christmas Shopping in the USA

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Just a few weeks until Christmas and with currency exchange rates at $1.60 against the Great British Pound it makes sense to travel West to start the Christmas shopping. However, beware – it can also cost you $1.60 per minute to make a call from the USA back to the UK if you’re roaming on …

Save money on mobile phone costs on holiday

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If you’re heading off on holiday for the half-term Autumn break and don’t want an unexpected mobile roaming bill when you return here are some great tips to help save you money. Using your smartphone or tablet abroad incurs mobile ‘roaming’ charges, where calls and data are channelled through a local network operator and you …

Be sure to read the small print before making that quick call home!

O2 shouted from the roof tops today that their ‘O2 Travel’ plan now allows customers on pay-monthly plans to make free calls across Europe just in time for the holiday season. While this is a generous gesture, particularly in the wake of the recent EU commission caps, it seems that many observers have forgotten to …