Many of you might be familiar with (or have been victims of)
high roaming charges especially when it comes to
using mobile broadband abroad. According to recent reports,
O2 plans to be the first mobile operator to tackle
the problem and apply the new EU regulations.
The old O2 PAYG (pay as you go) option included
paying £3 per MB of data used abroad - however
with the new Travel Package, this is to shrink to £1.99 for
25MB per day.
Customers who chose to take out contracts will also be able to
use the O2Travel option as an add-on and will be charged 50p extra
per call after which minutes will be taken from their
Meanwhile PAYG customers will look at paying 29p per minute to
call and 8p to pick up.
Sally Cowdry, Marketing & Consumer Director
for O2 UK, said that the company was aware of the fact that
customers were keen on relaxing during their holidays without being
worried about data caps and charges:
"With simple charges and a generous 25MB data bundle, O2
Travel provides a great way for our customers to keep in touch and
share their holiday moments with family and friends without having
to worry about the costs."
According to the operator, mobile broadband roaming has been a
growing trend for quite some time now with 60 per cent of its UK
data users would also browse abroad.
The firm also said that consumers were likely to go to sites
such as Facebook, BBC as well as
Google when on holiday.
The O2 Travel package is to kick start by the end of this