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 a UK mobile network. Even more dangerous ...

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 pay ...

Avoid the mobile roaming penalty at the World Cup this summer

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by 0044 GURU in Data Roaming, Data SIM Card
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 your mobile and a sim ...

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 ...

Weekly Round-Up: Data Costs Set To Rise & Handset Sales Fall

by 0044 GURU in Data Roaming, Data SIM Card
IT Execs fear that mobile data costs will rise! Research among 477 IT executives worldwide found that IT departments are concerned about rising mobility costs and demanding challenges as a result of bring your own device (BYOD) strategies. The majority of respondents (57%) thought their mobile data roaming costs would rise in 20 ...

Data roaming abroad just got affordable

by 0044 GURU in Advice, Data SIM Card
Now that it appears your iphone may have a mind of it own it’s more important than ever to get your data costs under control. According to Money Saving Expert; iPhone users are still being charged for using the internet on their mobile overseas, even after they’ve switched that function off. After the huge success of our sister ...