Money for mobile may be necessary before holiday

5 July 2010 — 4:01 PM

Money for mobile may be necessary before holiday

Holidaymakers may still need a significant amount of money for a mobile phone bill after returning from their summer holiday.

Although a cap on the charges that can be demanded following mobile use abroad has been introduced by the European Union (EU), consumer campaign group Which? says people still need to be sensible.

Ceri Stanaway, mobiles expert at the organisation, explains there have been examples of people running up bills of "thousands of pounds" in the past.

However, with the new regulations, this will be impossible as a limit will not be able to be passed.

"The one thing that it is important for everyone to bear in mind, is that the regulation only applies in EU countries," advises Ms Stanaway.

This could lead to those holidaying outside the European zone being particularly careful, especially with the use of internet which can be expensive.

According to the rules announced last week by the EU, people will be limited to €50 (£41.50) worth of data roaming while overseas.

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