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Holidaymakers benefit from cheaper mobile costs

26 January 2009 09:20

Holidaymakers benefit from cheaper mobile costs

As the costs of going on holiday, including flight, accommodation and travel insurance continues to mount, travellers will be pleased to know that the cost of using a mobile phone abroad is diminishing, according to the Sunday Mirror.

An EU ruling last year, declared that a cap would be put on the so-called roaming charges last summer. These charges are added by mobile phone providers for travellers using their phones abroad.

The new tariffs mean that any calls made within the confines of one of the EU's 29 member states will have a maximum charge of 38p a minute, a figure that will drop next year to 34p.

Travellers will also be charged less for receiving a call with the current figure of 17p a minute being cut to 15p next year.

The article in the Sunday Mirror provides holidaymakers with advice on how to limit the charges, including not to text, as this is not covered in the EU ruling and some texts costing as much as 60p to send.

The cost for a holidaymaker may increase further after a recent statement by the Air Transport Users Council said that passengers are also footing the bill for airline mistakes, such as mis-prints on tickets. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18630006-ADNFCR