Business travellers 'are suffering from mobile bill shock'


Tuesday 24 April 2012

Many travellers are reluctant to take their mobile phones abroad because they fear sizeable bills from their network provider when they return home.

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Roaming charges can be a real pain and a lot of people do not realise just how costly they can be.

It is all well and good having a pocketful of overseas travel money, but the real expense comes when you pick the bill up off your doormat.

Obviously, it's not just holidaymakers who suffer from "mobile bill shock" when travelling abroad – it also impacts businesspeople too.

Vice president at SimpleRoam – a firm that enables companies and government organisations to access data and make calls from abroad for significantly less – Tony Wright believes that a growing number of people need to urgently access the internet from their phones while travelling.

"It is getting so bad that businesses and travellers are actually considering not even taking their mobile devices overseas when they travel," he remarked.

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