EU Roaming Charge Decision – Six things you need to know

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The EU has, after seven years of lobbying, finally set a date for the abolition of data roaming within the 28-country bloc, meaning that bills should fall accordingly. But don’t go thinking it’s going to be straightforward. Here are six key things you need to know about the end of data roaming. It’s not over until June 2017 The ...

Mobile roaming charges – Avoiding the Roaming Rip-Off

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Despite new roaming offerings from national networks thousands of Brits are leaving themselves exposed to expensive international roaming charges. Here’s how to avoid the roaming rip-off. How to avoid data roaming charges In 2017, roaming charges in Europe are set to be scrapped, in a move that will be good news for frequent tra ...

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 b ...

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 ...

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 read the small ...

New reductions in data roaming across Europe

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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 low data rates ...

“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 spends around £50 a month wi ...
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