Roaming archive

  • Trip planned to France? Orange now offers Mobicarte Holiday to cover calls, texts and data in one pre-payment
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    Trip planned to France? Orange now offers Mobicarte Holiday to cover calls, texts and data in one pre-payment

    By 9 December 2013

    Going abroad is often like going back in time when it comes to connectivity. Scrambling around looking for free Wi-Fi and ignoring calls from unknown numbers is almost normal now. That’s why Orange has introduced Mobicarte. Orange Mobiecarte Holdiay...

  • Roaming charges in Europe could be banned, leaked legislation suggests
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    Roaming charges in Europe could be banned, leaked legislation suggests

    By 6 September 2013

    The European Commission could be preparing to make mobile network roaming charges illegal in Europe, a leaked copy of draft legislation suggests. The move could bring about the end the woes of holidaymakers, as well as offering a benefit for those travelling...

  • T-Mobile introduces travel boosters for internet browsing anywhere in the world
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    T-Mobile introduces travel boosters for internet browsing anywhere in the world

    By 18 June 2012

    T-Mobile customers can now stay online while on their holidays anywhere in the world this summer. The operator has introduced its Internet and Broadband Travel Boosters that start from as little as £1. Operators have been facing continual pressure from...

  • Three offers unlimited internet abroad for £5 a day
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    Three offers unlimited internet abroad for £5 a day

    By 13 June 2012

    Holidaymakers who are on Three’s network will be able to tweet, post pictures to Facebook and keep up with all that’s happening in Blighty from their smartphone this summer for just £5 a day. The £5 a day Euro Internet Pass entitles the customer...

  • Vodafone EuroTraveller slashes roaming charges when abroad
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    Vodafone EuroTraveller slashes roaming charges when abroad

    By 11 June 2012

    Good news for holidaymakers and business travellers, with Vodafone cutting the cost for calling, texting and using the internet while abroad. For £3 a day, pay monthly customers can opt in for the Vodafone EuroTraveller, which means their standard UK...

  • Virgin Atlantic to allow mobiles to be used in flight
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    Virgin Atlantic to allow mobiles to be used in flight

    By 14 May 2012

    Virgin Atlantic passengers will soon be able to use their mobile phones while flying with the airline, thanks to its new Aeromobile initiative. Rather than use the onboard satellite phones that tend to put a serious dent in your credit card, passengers...

  • Orange makes data roaming more affordable
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    Orange makes data roaming more affordable

    By 15 July 2011

    Just in time for the summer holiday season, Orange has announced new EU data roaming plans that make web browsing whilst you're travelling around a bit more affordable. Notice how we didn't say cheap. And that's because £3 for 30MB isn't exactly a fantastic...

  • Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK
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    Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

    By 21 April 2011

    If you're thinking of taking your new tablet abroad with you this summer you might want to think again as a Which? report suggests that you could be paying up to 1000 times more for 3G internet use abroad. All in all it's not looking like a great news...

  • Vodafone ups its data roaming game
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    Vodafone ups its data roaming game

    By 29 November 2010

    Vodafone has announced a couple of changes to its EU mobile roaming plans, making it cheaper for you to check your email and tweet away whilst you're on the Continent. The Vodafone Day Traveller plan means that you'll get 25MB per day of data allowance....

  • EU puts a cap on when roaming in the sun
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    EU puts a cap on when roaming in the sun

    By 1 July 2010

    Quick, book your flight - international roaming just got (a little bit) cheaper. As well as a cap of €50 (about £41-ish) on data charges, the cost of calls whilst abroad has also fallen due to an EU directive which is now in place. The cuts are as...

  • Overseas phone use - which mobile network is best?
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    Overseas phone use - which mobile network is best?

    By 24 June 2010

    You can have the world's best contract with any of the UK mobile networks but all of them are going to charge you huge amounts of money the minute you start using your mobile phone abroad. Sadly, it's not their fault, per se, but the fact that international...

  • Vodafone revamps data roaming costs
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    Vodafone revamps data roaming costs

    By 14 May 2010

    Vodafone has revealed set data roaming plans for its customers who want to access data on their phones from abroad. From June 15, customers will pay £1 per MB for the first 5MBs in Europe, and £5 per 5MB after that, and £3 per MB for the first 5MBs...

  • Vodafone cheap roaming offer ending soon
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    Vodafone cheap roaming offer ending soon

    By 21 August 2009

    Vodafone has announced that its summer cheap roaming deal is coming to an end, and that you've only got two more weekends to take advantage before the promotion finishes on 31 August. The network says that over 2.5 million Vodafone Passport customers...

  • O2 admits to roaming issues
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    O2 admits to roaming issues

    By 24 July 2009

    At the end of a bad week for O2, the Telefonica-owned operator has had to admit to more problems its customers are currently facing. It appears that O2 customers abroad at the moment are experiencing a loss of service. In a statement O2 says: "We are...

  • Vodafone offers business roaming deal
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    Vodafone offers business roaming deal

    By 7 July 2009

    If you're a business with employees that regularly flit around Europe, incurring vast mobile roaming bills, then you might be interested in the latest announcement from Vodafone. For a £20 flat fee, per person, per month, Vodafone will charge you exactly...

  • Vodafone offers international "Super SIMs"
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    Vodafone offers international "Super SIMs"

    By 6 July 2009

    Vodafone has announced what it says are the first international SIM-only deals in the UK, with the claim they give customers "great value when calling friends or family worldwide". The new "International Super SIMs" offers international calls from 5p...

  • Roaming charges are "untapped market", says Acision
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    Roaming charges are "untapped market", says Acision

    By 1 July 2009

    Messaging company Acision has published research which indicates that 75% of consumers believe they're being overcharged when they use their phone abroad. 2000 phone users were surveyed in June 2009, and 62% of those admitted that they were "completely...

  • Vodafone reveals mobile internet roaming charges
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    Vodafone reveals mobile internet roaming charges

    By 30 June 2009

    Following the news that the operator has abolished roaming charges for Vodafone "Passport" customers, Vodafone has laid out its mobile internet roaming charges for the summer, claiming much better clarity. Both business and consumer customers travelling...

  • Vodafone ditches European roaming charges
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    Vodafone ditches European roaming charges

    By 14 May 2009

    Vodafone has announced that it is abolishing roaming charges for calls made from abroad for its pay as you go and its Anytime or Your Plan customers, albeit only for the summer. From 1 June, pay as you go and pay monthly customers can talk, text and send...

  • EU cuts cost of roaming
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    EU cuts cost of roaming

    By 22 April 2009

    Texting, making and receiving calls and accessing the internet on your mobile whilst in Europe is set to become considerably cheaper as of July. The European Parliament has voted in favour of new EU rules on SMS and data roaming, proposed by the European...

  • EU to cap roaming data charges
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    EU to cap roaming data charges

    By 26 March 2009

    If you've ever been abroad and been stung by extortionate roaming costs, this bit of news may well brighten up your summer holiday this year. The EU has announced that the cost for making calls, sending messages and browsing the web abroad will fall from...

  • Ryanair reveals in-flight mobile services pricing
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    Ryanair reveals in-flight mobile services pricing

    By 20 February 2009

    Ryanair has officially launched its in-flight mobile phone service on board 20 of its primarily Dublin-based aircraft. The first step in fitting Ryanair's entire fleet with mini mobile phone masts, the company has now revealed pricing for the services....

  • EU to act on roaming charges
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    EU to act on roaming charges

    By 28 November 2008

    Controversial plans to try and cut back on the charges we Europeans have to pay when sending texts or downloading data on our mobile phones whilst "roaming" are looking set to become law. EU Telecoms commissioner, Viviane Reding, has taken on the telecoms...

  • EU attacks roaming charges
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    EU attacks roaming charges

    By 15 July 2008

    Early this month, a British holiday maker for a £31,500 phone bill for downloading Prison Break on his mobile phone. The latest EU proposals won't stop this happening to another unsuspecting traveller, but they could cut down on the cost of sending texts,...

  • LG gets GSMA roaming honour for KP330 and KM560
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    LG gets GSMA roaming honour for KP330 and KM560

    By 12 February 2008

    LG has announced that two of its handsets, the LG-KM560 and LG-KP330, have been selected to spearhead the GSM Association's (GSMA) Horizon Phone initiative. These LG handsets are the first 3G models that can automatically roam in 220 countries, as they...