UK mobile broadband users logging on overseas are set to see mobile broadband charges reduced with an initiative involving fixed prices for mobile broadband access on the continent.
Mobile broadband provider T-Mobile is introducing Euro Broadband Boosters next month which will provide users with a range of fixed prices, the Inquirer reported.
The announcement follows a report that Nottingham student William Harrison ran up an £8,000 bill on his dongle during a six-month placement in Paris.
With the T-Mobile plan, mobile broadband dongle users can access a 3Mb data allowance for just £1 which will allow 15 minutes of email checking, rising to 20Mb for £5. For £10, customers can surf the internet for a day, and monthly mobile broadband deals are available for £40.
The plan is aimed at mobile broadband subscribers who want to take their laptops abroad without worrying about costs getting "out of control", said Ralf Pearson, senior propositions manager for Mobile Broadband at T-Mobile.
"With this proposition, we're offering these customers a range of better value, worry-free options, built to suit their different on-line needs while they're in the most popular travel destinations," said Mr Pearson.
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