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On the road again…

by Ben Smith 31st January 2011

It’s time to get on the road again… and inevitably thinking about roaming bills. A combination of internet-based services and even reasonable rates mean voice calls have stopped being the worry they once were – now it’s all about data. My most recent trip to Australia had been simple in comparison to the usual pain…

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Why consumers are still confused about roaming costs… [Guest Post]

by Guest Contributor 21st June 2010

We laugh at the stories – the huge roaming bills for the unwary, the unwitting and occasionally the clueless, but is this fair? Is it actually possible for consumers to easily understand what data usage will cost them overseas? I was looking at the data tariffs each of the operators are charging (especially around roaming […]

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giffgaff gives the goss (on pricing)

by James Whatley 16th October 2009

giffgaff, the people-powered network to whom we gave (what we thought was) a fair preview of, has released a teensy bit of news about their pricing. Well, that’s not strictly true, but we’ll come back to that part shortly…. The ‘news’, coming in the form of a blog post from marketing chief, Kylie (no – […]

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A Dongle Discovery

by James Whatley 16th September 2009

I write this to you from somewhere in the Caribbean while I complete the fifth and final Lucozade Challenge. Yesterday, Ben wrote about one of his new favourite pieces of kit – the Mi-Fi.

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'Free' data roaming on Orange (for businesses)

by Ben Smith 24th July 2009

Unusually interesting news in from the people at Orange, France Telecom’s hard-to-love network (at least in the UK) which hasn’t been the source of much excitement for some time… As part of their ‘Orange Travel‘ initiative they’re now offering a range of bundles that allow multi-national corporations to provide ‘no roaming cost’ international data for […]

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Some mobile stuff for BSS Summit in Amsterdam

by Jonathan Jensen 5th June 2009

Next week I’m heading over to Amsterdam for BSS Summit 2009. This is a key European billing event and worth attending if you’re involved in billing or payments. I’m speaking about ways for telcos to monetise the delivery of content over their networks. Anyway, back to mobile! Vodafone’s recent announcement that Passport users will benefit […]

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