Tag: charges

Three ditches roaming charges in 11 more destinations outside Europe

Whilst not everyone will be heading to Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Vietnam or Mayotte; those that do will now benefit from worry-free roaming on the Three network. The UK network now has an impressive 71 destinations worldwide included in their “Feel …

EU Shock-free roaming now just months away. But..

Let’s put aside the “Trump” business and all the #Brexit news shall we? I’m here to tell you that being part of Europe is a good thing.. for your phone bill. Whilst we in the UK are part of it, roaming charges are no longer a problem. From …

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 …

High prices to complain via phone?

The government is to ban the use of the 084X and 087X premium-rate numbers that businesses use for their complaints and inquiry teams. This is good news for us as consumers, especially those of us that use our mobile to call all and sundry. Explained in the draft …

News flash – Networks want to make money from us

Yes it’s true. Many have realised it. First it was those £35 per month plans that never seen to work out at £35 when the bill comes in, and now Vodafone is causing quite a stir by switching to per minute billing. It’s a practice already employed by …

Ofcom to standardise 0800 and 0845 call costs from mobiles

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator has announced that they are looking into the standardisation of the “confusing” costs of calling non geographical 0845 and freephone 0800 numbers from mobile phones. Costs of calling these numbers currently can vary from 20p to 40p per minute for 0800 and vary …

Looking for a good roaming deal?

So, you’re going abroad and your normal knee-jerk reaction is to not use your phone. However, if you have to use the phone then you might look for a cheap roaming deal. A few UK operators are adding these add-on plans now, which is a start. My usual …

Ofcom to make 0800 numbers free, even from mobile networks

Here in the UK you can dial an 0800 number and it’ll be free. However, it’s only free if you’re using a landline. If you’re using a mobile phone you suddenly become all special and the networks delight in adding a fee for you to call it. The …

Orange Increase Contract Charges By 4.3%

In a move which will annoy a lot of people, especially those who this is relevant too, Orange have announced they are to increase monthly prices by 4.3% starting in January 2012 it has been said over at Mobile Today. ‘Unfortunately, we’ve had to re-evaluate our prices for the first time …

Vodafone increase Pay As You Go prices

In a couple of weeks Vodafone will be changing the prices for their Pay As You Go plans. The costs for those on the “Simply” price plan will be increasing, with calls to UK landlines, mobiles and your voicemail costing 25p per minute instead of 21p. Texts will …