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 …

New reductions in data roaming across Europe

New reductions in data roaming across Europe were announced today but you can still pick up a hefty bill if you’re not careful. Rates for a megabyte of data are lowered to 16pMB. However, heavy usage could still mean a mobile bill that’s bigger than the cost of your flight! Dataroam continues to deliver incredibly …

The FA set to use 0044 in Brazil

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The Football Association has a strong team on the ground in Brazil in support of the England team’s efforts at the World Cup finals. Until recently they faced the penalty of high costs for mobile phone and data use due to the excessive roaming charges that are applied in Brazil by UK networks. However, by …

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 …