It’s now cheaper to apply your cell phone in Europe after new charges arrived to pressure on 1 This summer.

Under EU law all cell phone companies have to give you special voice and SMS charges which are classified as the Eurotariff and also the Euro-SM S tariff.

Companies aren’t permitted to charge greater than a specified amount of these charges, available in most European nations, however these tarrifs are not available in Europe, Poultry or Croatia.

All clients instantly make use of the Eurotariff and also the Euro-SMS tariff, unless of course they’ve made the decision to utilize a different roaming tariff provided by their operator.

From This summer first mobile calls shouldn’t are more expensive than €0.35 (roughly 31p) each minute excluding VAT, and customers mustn’t be billed a lot more than €0.11 (around 10p) each minute excluding VAT to get calls.

The cost of delivering a text should cost a maximum of €0.11 (roughly 10p) per text, and customers aren’t permitted to become billed to get texts.

Ofcom: Using Mobile Services Abroad from Ofcom on Vimeo.

The above mentioned advice video from OFCOM describes ways to do not be trapped by sky-high holiday phone charges- specifically if you are planning to apply your cell phone to obtain online when you are abroad, and there’s advice regarding how to surf the net overseas without accumulating a sizable bill, in addition to info on new mobile internet rules which arrived to pressure in This summer 2010.

Even though costs of utilizing your mobile in Europe are ongoing to fall, you will find still occasions when customers will find themselves confronted with suddenly high bills.

If you’re planning to visit outdoors of Europe, it’s particularly important to check on roaming prices prior to going, as they possibly can be greater.

You might find out if there’s another tariff or service that will suit you best – maybe using local Wi-fi compatability ‘hang-outs’ rather than mobile internet, or altering to some travel Sim.

Some operators permit you to set a monthly limit on while using mobile internet outdoors of Europe, to assist avoid unpredicted bills.

If you’re outdoors Europe, you may be billed when another person leaves a note in your voicemail message (in addition to whenever you select the message up). Confer with your operator if you wish to switch voicemail message off before leaving.


If the mobile phone is the center of your world this piece of information might just be of the peak importance to you. Virgin Media has just offered customers this opportunity to make your cellular life absolutely unlimited. According to the company’s new unlimited scheme, their customers can make unlimited free call to other Virgin users, unlimited free calls to other service users and unlimited free access to internet users.

Of course the point is that all good things do not come for free so there are actually two points in the fine print that makes this offer not so too-good-to-be-true. Firstly, the cost of the scheme is set at a pricy £65 every month, if this doesn’t dilute your enthusiasm a little what’ll further dilute it is the fact that to avail of this offer you must already be a subscriber to either a television, broadband or landline services of virgin Media.

On further and closer scrutiny of the plan one would soon realize that the “unlimited” tag is in fact not that true after all. The fact is that Virgin like to define its own words, therefore unlimited to them seems to be bound by their “fair use” Policy. According to this policy, Virgin deems it only fair that unlimited be defined as 3000. Thus means that you can make 300minutes of calls to other Virgin phones, 3000 minutes worth of calls to other networks and send 3000 text messages and use up 1GB of data while browsing on the internet for free.

Apart from this twist to the dictionary definition of the word “unlimited” the offer seems to pretty good to us mere mortals. Therefore the offer is actually a great one even though the browsing on the net for free up to 1GB seems pretty paltry. In any case the scheme only sounds like they are trying to trick us out of our unlimited worth but the fact is that it is impossible for an individual subscriber to use up all the free minutes and texts and thus Virgin media might not be cheating us after all. Apart from this attractive offer the service also offers some very attractive phone devices to choose from; among these are the latest Samsung Jet and the new Nokia N86.