Avoid “Rip-Off Roaming” with eSIMs from easySim.global – Ofcom Consults on Roaming Alerts to Combat High Cost of Travel Data

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 10:23 am

On Monday 31st July 2023, Ofcom announced the launch of a consultation into new mobile roaming alert protections for UK holidaymakers. The telecoms regulator is hoping to address the risks of using smartphone data abroad, as some customers face unexpectedly high bills on their return, and the proposals would aim to alert UK travellers to the costs of data roaming abroad.

However, Portsmouth-based provider of low-cost travel data, easySim.global, is offering travellers immediate protection from ‘bill shock’ with great value eSIM’s covering 150+ countries worldwide. Ofcom’s research found that 19% of holidaymakers did not know they could face extra charges when using their mobile abroad, and the regulator is now expecting a final decision on forcing mobile networks to warn their customers about roaming charges next year.

Brexit has meant that EU regulations forcing UK networks to provide “roam like at home” terms to all mobile customers travelling within the EU (and EEA countries) no longer applies. This has resulted in many major UK networks imposing daily charges for data usage in the EU.

Jim Guest, Director of EasySim.global, said: “It’s good to keep customers informed by text about their exposure to roaming charges, and I’ve long felt that international data tariffs are unnecessarily complex and can be hidden away. But the main issue with out of bundle roaming is that the networks make it too expensive, so it will pay to get a travel data eSIM from easySim.global regardless of any new regulations. Ofcom can’t change the prices networks charge for data abroad, and our roaming rates are competitive around the world.”

EasySim.global offers a range of eSIM bundles for popular destinations such as Spain, Turkey, USA and Dubai, and customers can purchase an eSIM from the website with a QR code sent by email. All easySim bundles allow connection speeds up to 5G (where available) and allow for tethering to devices such as laptops, making them ideal for business travel or staying in touch with the office when you are away.

For further information, visit www.easySim.global or contact Jim Guest by email to jg@easysim.global or call him on +44 (0)23 9277 8833. Join easySim.global on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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