With Summer holidays around the corner, many will be jetting off accompanied by their work phone. With our handy guide, you can take steps to reduce the risk of bill shock and get the most of your devices abroad this summer.
Let Garnell know when and where you'll be travelling...
Our customer service team can tell you if your phone is set up to roam, and if not, we can quickly set you up before you go.
Roaming bundles are available to save money on calls, texts and data when travelling. Options vary depending on network and are often country specific, so see what your best options are by contacting Garnell before you travel.
Take advantage of free Wi-Fi...
Many Airports, Hotels and Restaurants will provide public Wi-Fi, often for free, so save your data and connect to Wi-Fi where you can.
Use your Apps wisely...
Most apps require some sort of data connection to work, so when out and about, try to avoid the apps you know will try and use large amounts of data. These can include social media and music/media apps. Apps, such as Spotify, have offline modes available, which means you can download music/content before you travel.
When tethering your mobile device to a laptop or tablet, the chances are you'll use higher than normal amounts of data. When it comes to streaming movies, this can increase significantly, so try to avoid tethering to avoid data costs.
Europe: roam like at home
Users can use their UK allowance of minutes, texts and data at no extra cost when travelling in Europe. Some networks have 'fair usage' policies when it comes to using inclusive data on the continent, so make sure to check with Garnell if your provider has one in place.
Remember, if you have any questions about using your devices abroad, you can call or email our customer service team at Garnell who will be happy to help.
Call: +44 (0) 1707 321 100