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News: mobile roaming charges cut across the EU from today

From today, UK consumers who use their mobiles across Europe should see a reduction in their bills. The good news is that further price reductions when roaming are planned in all European Union countries from June next year, at which time all such charges will be abolished. For the moment however, there is an immediate cap on how much surcharge operators can […]

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Travelling abroad? GO-SIM makes it easy to use your mobile

Any of our readers that travel abroad frequently will probably know that it can be rather expensive to use your phone abroad, if you stick with your current mobile phone operator. And even with charges coming down in the coming years in Europe at least, for most people the high price of roaming and using […]

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Free roaming this summer on Carephone Warehouse’s iD network

Now that the summer holidays are well underway, a recent study claims that almost a quarter of UK holidaymakers will be burnt by the cost of data whilst they’re away. Unfortunately, they’re paying over the odds for playing games, using Facebook and just surfing the Internet. It turns out that most holidaymakers spend around 40 minutes online […]

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Three: Spain and New Zealand are now Feel Like Home countries, starting in April

I have to say I am seriously, seriously liking the look of Three nowadays. I swapped to them last October for my main line and I have been enjoying their service. Their Feel At Home offering (where you can use internet, call and text on the same basis as your domestic plan) is now set […]

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68% of global travellers still SWITCH roaming off

Starhome Mach is the global leader in mobile roaming services (or, to use the proper definition, inter-carrier network and clearing services). A huge number of operators use them to manage their roaming services. Therefore, via their Unity real-time analytics system, they are well positioned to offer aggregate anonymised data on how hundreds of millions of […]

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If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I […]

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Three makes USA roaming fully inclusive (data, calls, texts)

I wondered how long it would take for the wheels to come off the standard mobile model that we’ve all known for the last few years. Today I think you’ll be able to plot a turning point for the mobile industry, at least in Europe and the UK in particular. The challenger network here in […]

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3 Like Home is back again, with a different name

Good news! If you are Ben Smith, then you will be loving the all new “Feel at Home” facility from UK operator, 3. Ben Smith, good friend of Mobile Industry Review, Editor of Wireless Worker and co-presenter of our joint podcast, 361 Degrees, has family in Ireland. This means he routinely goes there for the […]

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The death of roaming fees in Europe: Bring it on!

The Telegraph is today reporting that roaming fees (for voice, text and data) will be abolished by the end of next year if not earlier. About flipping time. Almost half of people traveling abroad deliberately switch their phone off to avoid unexpected and often ridiculous roaming charges. In recent years, if you’ve spent enough time […]

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My Mobile World Congress will be brought to you by the letter T. For Truphone.

I’m delighted to say that this year I’ll be ‘connected’ in Barcelona by Truphone. They’ve sent me a Galaxy SIII handset containing a super-hot Truphone sim to use for the week. My instructions are to check it out, try it out, kick the tyres and see how I get on. I readily accepted. I’m particular […]

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Knives, Guns, Explosives and MiFi units banned from London 2012 Olympics

I had a note in from the team at Tep Wireless who — like me — are a little bit surprised to find that WiFi and 3G hub devices are banned from any Olympic events and venues. Here’s the actual PDF highlighting all the banned elements. This is rather silly, I think. Because if you’re […]

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Vodafone UK bites the bullet and bundles Euro voice/data/text roaming for £3/day

Vodafone has bitten the bullet. And it’s brilliant news for the consumer.  From today (as Dan from CoolSmartPhone reports), you now only need to pay £3 per day and everything will be priced at your standard UK price plan rate.  As Dan points out:  So say for example you are in sunny Spain for 5 days […]