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jimhenderson123
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-07-2009

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

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According to an article in the Guardian today an EU regulation means that using your phone abroad will be cheaper in the EU

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/bl ... ng-charges

The new tariffs include the following maximum costs:

- making a call while abroad will cost 37p per minute
- receiving calls will cost a maximum of 17p per minute
- sending a text message from another country inside the EU will cost 10p
- Data transfers will also fall dramatically, with a megabyte of data costing 85p

However 02 are still quoting £2.94 for a meg of data
See http://www.o2international.co.uk/standa ... _data.aspx
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evi1nood1e
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-06-2009

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

i went to portugal in april and o2 text me the charges of using my phone there, and the tarrifs you have just said 37p/out and 17p/incoming are correct.
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j4m1eb
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎07-07-2008

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

I've been looking for a price change on their site today too. No sign as yet, I may give them a call.
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DaddyGee
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-07-2009

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

I just called and the guy I spoke to had no info on the new data roaming charges but could confirm that the new text and call charges were in effect.
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DaddyGee
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-07-2009

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

Do data roaming charges apply when using wifi hotspots?
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Carrie
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎12-03-2009

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

Data roaming charges only apply when using the mobile network, O2 would not charge you for using a private wifi connection.

My understanding is that the calls/text reductions have been approved and there are now legal requirements in place that carriers need to abide by but the data roaming cost reductions have been approved but the EU Parliment and Council have yet to finalise a date in which the data charges reductions become law. At the moment, the EU will be monitoring data roaming charges stated by networks and they advise to offer a 1 euro cap but legally network do not need to offer this, yet. Its a matter of time...
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jonsie
Posts: 21,617
Topics: 178
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Registered: ‎04-01-2009

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

Call 2266 free for new roaming charges.The figures quoted on this post appear to be correct.
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adamtemp64
Posts: 13,396
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

Call 2266 free for new roaming charges.The figures quoted on this post appear to be correct.


Still says data at £3.00 a mb
2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (still 2g only and it is 2014)
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hypercrypt
Posts: 239
Registered: ‎25-06-2008

New Data Roaming Charges Abroad?

Does that mean that it's now cheaper to send a text in Europe than in the UK?!
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mikehay
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-07-2009

Do not be deceived

I've just spoken to someone in O2. Apparently, the charges quoted are the WHOLESALE prices. So it seems that 1 MB of data costs O2 a maximum of 85p and costs us 2.94UKP

Isn't that wonderful?
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