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Kids roam free this summer thanks to TravelSim

A family's holiday check list is a bit different these days, not only do you have to remember the essentials such as passports, currency, swim wear and sun cream but just as important is the smartphone, tablet and laptop.

Mobile roaming shock

British holidaymakers heading abroad this summer could collectively be stung with eye-watering mobile roaming charges of £256million, according to research from price comparison and switching service,

More than three-quarter of Brits use their mobile phones abroad

A whopping 78 per cent of British travellers are happy to use their mobile phones on holiday, despite concerns about the cost.

O2 Refresh tariff allows you to get the latest phone whenever you want

O2 has announced the launch of O2 Refresh, the first 24 month tariff to decouple the cost of the phone from the cost of calls, texts and data.

EE doubling 4G network speeds

EE is doubling the speed and capacity of its 4G network. The arrival of double-speed 4G, which enables lab speeds of 130Mbps , will boost headline 4G speeds to 80Mbps plus, and double the average speeds for 4GEE customers to more than 20Mbps.

Most Brits are ‘mobile-phobic’ abroad

New research from BT reveals that 93 per cent of Brits develop “mobile-phobia’ when abroad, significantly reducing their normal mobile phone use.

Tesco Mobile announces commitment to fixed contract charges

Tesco Mobile has announced a promise to fix customers’ contract tariff costs.

The £300 hidden cost of first love

For all the latest mobile phone functions and apps that have teens glued to their handsets, the most likely cause of sending their phone bill skyrocketing isn’t social media or watching the latest One Direction video but simply having a teenage crush.

Brits overspend on monthly mobile tariffs by £180 million a year

Phone-happy consumers overspend on their mobile tariffs by £180 million a year, according to

Mobile phone theft up 25% in three years

The rising value of smartphones and the sophisticated tactics of modern thieves have fuelled a 25% increase in mobile phone theft over the past three years.

Five top spam texts for 2012 revealed

AdaptiveMobile, leader in mobile security, has announced five SMS spam campaigns that are plaguing UK mobile phone users in 2012.

Virgin Media SIMply the best SIM Only deals

Virgin Media has launched a range of SIMply unbeatable SIM Only deals, offering truly unlimited data and texts for as little as £12 per month.

Phone shop staff misleading customers over 'fixed' mobile contracts

Mystery shopping carried out by Which? shows sales staff giving inaccurate information about the possibility of price increases.

New Orange roaming initiatives help customers travelling abroad

Orange has announced two new additions to its existing portfolio of roaming initiatives, designed to offer customers an increased level of control over their usage and spend when using their handset abroad.

Brits stung by calls to Olympic guests

Brits are being warned they could incur up to £200 in unexpected mobile call charges when they phone friends and family visiting from abroad during the Olympics, according to a new study.