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Now the smartphone takes over your holiday too

On a recent trip abroad, which happened in an EU country after the big “roam like home” rules applied, there was a definite split between the age groups on phone usage. Some mom’s and dad’s in restaurants still hunted for the free WiFi, but elsewhere on the beach …

Three increase Feel at Home to 42 locations

Three were caused shockwaves in the industry when they originally announced “Feel at Home”. The roaming offer let’s you use your calls, texts and data in selected foreign countries, just as if you were home. Over time more and more locations have been added so customers can enjoy …

Rebtel’s Cheap International Calls app – Review

Rebtel’s Cheap International Calls App Review It’s that time of year again. The sun is out and those big school holidays are just around the corner, so it’s time to fill a suitcase and head off abroad for … even more sunshine. Trouble is, when you’re abroad, the …

How to – Get your favourite TV from home when you’re abroad

Today the BBC has decided to start clamping down on VPNs accessing the iPlayer service. What that basically means, for a lot of the ex-pats out there, is a drop in TV viewing choice. The BBC here in the UK probably has quite a unique setup. Residents have …

Data roaming charges may actually get ditched this time – EU

Following a massive U-turn on the last attempt, the EU has today announced that data roaming charges will be dropped from June 2017. Other roaming charges, including calls and texts, are set to have additional charges removed too. For years this has been a massive cash cow for …

KnowRoaming on test – Cut your roaming costs dramatically

Picture the scene. You’re about to go abroad. You’ve got your passport, you’ve booked the hotel and the flight. What about your phone? Unless you’re lucky enough to be using a network like Three and going to one of the countries in their Feel At Home plan, you’ll …

Google Translate – Now including signs

The updated version of Google Translate will now let you hold your Android phone in front of signs for instant translation into a vast array of languages. The update also includes instant translation as you type, but being able to snap signs and then brush over the text …

Orange To Offer New Roaming Bundles

Orange have today sent out a press release with information on a new pricing scheme for roaming in the EU including access to a new smartphone application which will let you track your use when roaming, especially good when it comes to roaming data use!. Check below for …