Mobile phone customers warned of internet prices abroad

22/03/2010

Mobile Phone Customers Warned Of Internet Prices Abroad

Mobile phone customers are set to enjoy new rules from July that dictate the European Union has to cap data download costs for using the internet via smartphones and other handsets abroad.

While from July costs could be lowered for many smartphone customers, consumer watchdog Which? has reminded Britons that until then, they could face unlimited charges.

Taking a handset such as an Apple iPhone abroad could prove useful because of its plethora of applications.

But checking emails and what people are getting up to via Facebook could leave holidaymakers with a sizeable bill.

Speaking for Which?, Matt Bath said: "Mobile phone companies should voluntarily take these very sensible steps and apply them on a worldwide basis."

From July the default limit for mobile phone customers will be €50 (£45) a month.

Orange UK recently said Apple's iPhone allowed mobile phone customers to interact more easily, especially with the aid of the touchscreen.

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Posted by Ryan White