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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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James Whatley: TV star & Roaming Guru

by Ben Smith 25th June 2010
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Hey! What’s that? It’s only James Freakin’ Whatley on my telebox! James has been chatting to the BBC about roaming costs (which guest contributor Ilicco Elia also covered recently) and the smart ways you can avoid (or at least reduce) them… It’s going to be a hot topic as World Cup fans return home over […]

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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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iPass launches their Open Mobile Platform

by Jonathan Jensen 25th January 2010

One of the challenges when travelling abroad on business is finding the best connectivity solution to get online. Your regular WiFi service may provide roaming access to local WiFi hotspots, alternatively paying for access to a local network may be a cost effective option. If all else fails, using 3G data roaming is an option, […]

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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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Roaming with SIM4travel

by Jonathan Jensen 31st May 2009

Vodafone’s recent announcement about scrapping roaming charges over the Summer for users on the Passport tariff is a bold step in delivering simpler and fairer charging to customers when they’re roaming (in a country with a Vodafone partner network). When I travel abroad I try to avoid using my personal mobile as much as possible. […]

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Video Diary: James and Ben on Vodafone's Summer Roaming

by Dan Lane 21st May 2009

James and Ben examine the Vodafone Passport summer roaming promotion and mourn the loss of a competing offer from Three.

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