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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default internet abroad?

does free internet work abroad?
do unlimited texts work abroad??

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Ive used a sony ericsson c510 abroad on three.
there is no free internet, calls or texts while abroad.
you can find out about threes charges whilst abroad on the three website.

internet is 1.28 per mb (EU/EFTA area) and text messages cost something like 10 -13 p each.
also it will cost money to receive calls, receiving texts is free.

when i was in the EU area last it was cheaper to send a basic text e-mail than to text, and to receive a reply via text.
As for using the internet, i didnt bother much - only the odd weather forcast. but then again my phone isnt always online.

if your concerned about cost turn your mobile internet off and just use it as and when, and keep a close eye on data use before you go abroad then you will have a rough idea.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I cant wait for the day when we can all use our phones all around the world
(or at least continent) at the same price and charges as we do at home.
These big corporations have abused the mobile phone customer for far too long.
The sooner something is done about it the better.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The original messages were posted in February. Since then there's been an EU court ruling which reduced roaming costs considerably. You can check 3's roaming charges here:
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I find it amazing how much 3 United Kingdom gouges it's customers when roaming with 3 Hong Kong.

Voice call to UK & countries in the same band 1.40 / min.
Text messages 35p / message.
Internet & Data 3 / MB.

3 UK and 3 HK are the same company, Hutchison Whampoa Limited of Hong Kong.
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