'Keep an eye' on smartphone internet abroad
22 March 2010 — 5:53 PM
People who traded in their old mobile phone to upgrade to a smartphone have been warned to keep an eye on their internet usage.
Consumer watchdog Which? said smartphone customers who go abroad and use the internet could face unlimited charges.
However, it should not put people off recycling their mobile phones to buy a new handset, as from July extended rules will be in place.
These regulations mean the European Union has to cap bills for data downloads, a move that could make using the internet on a smartphone while on business or holiday cheaper.
"Mobile phone companies should voluntarily take these very sensible steps and apply them on a worldwide basis," advised Matt Bath of Which?.
Recent ABI Research statistics revealed that in the last three months of 2009 there was a 25 per cent rise in smartphone shipments.
Cheaper handset prices and easier-to-use devices were cited as main reasons for this surge.
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