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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

The world’s first satellite adaptor for the iPhone

by 0044 GURU in Mobile Roaming
Here at 0044 we love a bit of tech, especially when it makes use of an existing piece of tech. Take the SatSleeve from Thuraya; a “Made for iPhone” adapter that grants users access to the company’s vast satellite network. The system, which includes an iPhone holder that docks into a separate satellite communications unit, allows ...

In flight mobile: Innovation or inconsideration?!

by 0044 GURU in Mobile Roaming, News
No longer will you be checking when you board a plane to see if you’re unfortunate enough to be sat next to the unruly child or drunken stag party now you’ll be fearful of the mobile addict. According to AeroMobile a UK-based GSM provider for the airline industry, providing services that allow the safe use of passengers’ own pho ...

“Transiet Roamers” spend £11 Billion/Year to connect whilst abroad!

by 0044 GURU in Mobile Roaming, News
According to analyses of Syniverse and third-party data, “transient roamers” – those who seek alternatives to traditional mobile roaming – spent more than $17 billion in 2012 on alternative connectivity options while traveling that include purchasing local SIM cards at their destinations and paying for Wi-Fi at hotels, in flight ...
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