Tag: travel

EE scrap roaming fees in tariff refresh

EE have today become the latest UK network to announce roaming changes in Europe just in time for summer. It comes just after Vodafone did the same thing in April and about 9 months after EE launched an inclusive EU roaming package. The UK’s largest network has confirmed …

dodocool 4-Port USB Charger – Get a discount with Coolsmartphone

Yesterday we took at this dodocool wall charger. It has 4 USB outputs and you can still use the electrical socket you plug it into because it passes through an international socket. The only minor issue is that, here in the UK, it’s a bit upside down. That’s …

aLLreLi 4-port Travel Wall Adapter – Review

You’re about to go on holiday, you’ve got everything – the sun lotion, the wet wipes (is that just me?) and your gadgets. Wait though, what about those travel adapters you bought? You put them in that “special place” didn’t you? Are they in the bottom of the …

Euro Data Pass ditched, Travel Data Pass appears instead

Using your phone abroad is still something we have to think about ahead of our flight. Operators like Three have their Feel At Home service and other networks have packages and bolt-ons or a certain amount of roaming minutes and data included. EE have today unveiled the Travel …

Using your phone on holiday. Top tips.

Honestly. I’m no good at the Search Engine Optimisation business. I’m writing this during the last few days of August. It’s when most of you guys are returning from holiday but here, here I am writing an article on how to prepare for a holiday. That’s a bit …

iClever 6-port USB Charger – Review

Charging your devices can lead to tangled wires and multiple chargers dotted around the house. During the last few months we’ve seen a lot of chargers with multiple USB sockets because, quite simply, people have more gadgets. This one is from iClever. It’s the 6-Port USB Travel Wall …

Coolsmartphoner Travelling: Singapore

Here at Coolsmartphone we love our mobile devices, and when travelling want to keep using them. What’s the point of having a wonderfully powerful smartphone if you can’t use it to post pictures of your meals from distant lands? Apart for social media bragging while travelling, smartphones can …

Skyscanner, who are they and what do they do?

Those of you who are regular listeners to the CSP towers podcast will no doubt have heard of Skyscanner and its resident mobile guru Matteo. Although it sounds from his name that he would be a resident of warmer climes, he actually harks from my neck of the …

Power Cube – Tidy up your cabling nightmare

I’m always the guy who packs a 4-way extension lead in my bag when I travel. If you’re going abroad it means you just need one adaptor plug and it makes things a little tidier and more central. This, the Power Cube (£27 from Littlewoods) takes things a …

Rail Travel. There’s still some challenges.

As promised, I’m writing all the Coolsmartphone content this weekend on my phone. It’s part of #acerliveblog2014. There’s a number of challenges facing rail commuters still, even in our modern world of 4G communications, HD video and on-demand content. It’s not always the trains themselves though. On the …

Blogging like a train!

This weekend we’re doing something a bit different. It’ll involve one phone, a few battery packs and a lot of train journeys. From Friday all of my posts, pictures and updates across the weekend will be created and sent purely from my phone. We’re going to see if …

Seasonal Cities – Your New Travel Companion

City Guide Books are big business and an almost essential purchase for those visiting a new place on vacation. However like all paper based products they have one major downside, in that they are only as up to date as on the day that they were printed. Therefore …

Traveling on the bus does have benefits

Public transport is my thing. I use it to get to work and to see friends. In a way I quite like it, because instead of being one of those people texting while driving (and believe me. I see this a lot from up high in the buses), …

Vodafone launch WorldTraveller, but…

If you’re a regular reader then you’re probably already aware of the Three Feel At Home service. It costs nothing if you’re a Three customer and it automatically lets you use your bundled data, minutes and texts in 16 different countries just as if you were back in …

What is in my bag? Huawei Paris event edition

Today I embark on a brief sojourn to Paris for a the Huawei press event. I thought I would enlighten you as to the kit I intend to use for the trip. As this is a reasonably short trip I don’t need to be hugely weighed down so …

Easily find your way around new places with WAM

I was trying to think of a whitty and informed intro to this post, just as a way to show how this app – called “WAM” (short for World Around Me”) – helps you find your feet in foreign or new places. Luckily, they’ve sent us this rather …

Globalgig – Cheap data when you go abroad? Yes, really.

Bear with me on this, because this thing could just blow your mind. Well… if not it’ll at least rock the mobile market a bit. Imagine you’re about to travel abroad and want to use your phone or MiFi out there for keeping connected to the web. You’re …