Mobile recycling customers offered money-saving tips

3 June 2010 — 3:53 PM

Mobile recycling customers offered money-saving tips

Holidaymakers who choose to take money for an old mobile phone and invest in a new model prior to their summer break have been offered some advice.

Price comparison site says consumers can take action to ensure they do not end up with a hefty mobile bill on their return to the UK.

"If you do your homework before you travel there's no reason why you can't make the most of your mobile abroad without a nasty surprise when you return home," states Matthew Wheeler, the website's communications expert.

Tips offered by the online portal include switching off the data roaming option within a device's settings to avoid significant charges.

People could also ask their operator to turn off the voicemail and data services while they are away, in addition to buying a local SIM card on arrival to take advantage of local rates.

Three UK this week announced it was halving its charges for mobile phone users in South Africa for this summer's World Cup.

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