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The summer travel season will soon be upon us, with notions of escape, unplugging and faraway lands.
If you are going on holiday or working in another country, you might be worried about running up large mobile phone bills. But roaming charges have come down in the last few years and you are also protected by EU Roaming Regulations which set a maximum cost to consumers for calls and texts, and a cap on data roaming charges, throughout the EU.
EU Roaming rules from 1 July 2014 include:
Things to do before you go awayIf you plan to use your phone outside Ireland, check with your provider if your phone will work abroad and what the charges will be for voice calls, texts and data. If you plan to access the internet through your phone, ask what the data charges will be. If you are going to the USA, Canada, Central or South American countries, don’t assume your phone will work there. In some countries it may be cheaper to buy a very basic pay-as-you-go handset.
However, it will usually cost you a lot of money as both of these facilities require a satellite connection to give you a phone signal. Ask a crew member for full details before you start using your phone.
Check out more information on roaming at www.callcosts.ie
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