Are you happy with O2 iPhone data roaming charges? Tips
Many of you including ourselves have experienced very high data roaming charges whilst abroad, we would love to know how much your O2 bill was when you got back home from your lovely holiday.
I know that data roaming is staggering on the pocket and when I was in Gran Canaria I switched data roaming on to check emails etc then off again once finished, the bill when I got back was an amazing Â£312 on top of the Â£53 a month contract bill.
I use the Apple iPhone and the service in Gran Canaria was Movistar, the hotel I stayed in did not have Wi-Fi connection and the local shops that had Wi-Fi was always jam-packed, the only choice I had left was to go down the data-roaming route.
Now we here at phonesreview.co.uk know that data roaming is very expensive indeed and this is why we warn customers to be vigilant, in a way customers cannot blame O2 and we do stick up for them a little.
The reason we are writing this is because many customers are not happy with O2 and its charges, but in a way you cannot really blame O2 because as soon as you arrive in a country you will receive a text message saying “Don’t forget, using data on your iPhone while abroad for things like web browsing, Google maps, and Apps can use 1MB/min. To monitor how much you use, go to Settings/General/Usage. Its Â£3/MB in the EU and Â£6/MB outside the EU.”
You are warned but like myself we still use data roaming, our own faults really, before you go abroad make sure your data roaming is switched off on the iPhone, do this simply by: Go to Settings icon/Then General option/Then Network option/Now Slide the Data Roaming slider to Off
You could choose a 50Mb bolt-on to make things a little easier for you, but then if you do not travel that much in one year what is the point. Please let us know how much you were charged for data roaming when you got back home. Cannot wait to read some of your comments