Many people travelling abroad will have suffered huge mobile phone bills after going abroad. This isn’t always just because they have travelled long distances either, a day trip to France can end you up with a large mobile bill.
People do not realise that often the data setting on their phone and may well be syncing email, contacts, facebook and other applications in the background. This is expensive so, check your roaming settings and switch it off if you don’t need it or look for free wifi which is increasingly easy to find.
UK mobile operators have been forced to cap “roaming” charges within Europe. But outside of Europe costs are still high.
Many providers allow you to purchase data or call ‘bundles’ before you travel to help you reduce your costs and also be notified by text when you are abroad of your data usage and costs.