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mobile phone charges?

Swansea, United...
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mobile phone charges?

Looking at taking our phones (orange network) mainly to text and for pictures can anyone confirm if we turn off roaming then we wont get any nasty surprises when we get home, and is txt msg the same price ad over here?

Hebden Bridge...
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1. Re: mobile phone charges?

You would probably be best asking Orange, as text and MMS charges can vary by provider and be tariff dependant.

Have you considered using the widely available Free WiFi, and an app such as Messenger, Whatsapp, etc.?

Edited: 21 May 2014, 17:38
Destination Expert
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2. Re: mobile phone charges?

After my wife got a very nasty surprise a few years ago we now don't use our phones. Free WiFi is widely available so I use FaceTime on my iPod and my wife uses Skype on her tablet. Great making face to face calls every couple of days without worrying about the cost.

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3. Re: mobile phone charges?

Download an app called travel angel its free on orange this will have everything you need to know very helpful app

Leeds, United...
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16 reviews
4. Re: mobile phone charges?

Hey, i work at O2....I know the prices differ from network to network but ours is 40p per text sent (you're not charged to receive texts on any network) and calling back to the UK is £1.50 per minute x

Swansea, United...
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5. Re: mobile phone charges?

Thanks everyone x

Destination Expert
for Icmeler
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6. Re: mobile phone charges?

I am with O2 and it's expensive I either ring home with a phone card or use viber for calls and texts now

Manchester, United...
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24 reviews
7. Re: mobile phone charges?

Yes turn your data roaming off and mobile network off and just use the free wifi available in most places for the internet.

Texts will cost approx 40p each

I would turn your voicemail off too as you get charged to receive phonecalls even if it connects to your voicemail

Motherwell, United...
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19 reviews
8. Re: mobile phone charges?

Vodafone charge £3 per day abroad, and nothing if you do not use phone. Orange may have a similar thing ?

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