Search

The Countries With The Most People Living Abroad

Ireland has the highest percentage of its native-born population living overseas. New Zealand and Portugal also have high percentages of their native-born populations living abroad at 14 percent each. Mexico (12.2 percent), Luxembourg (12.1 percent) and Iceland (11.7 percent) complete the top five. Unsurprisingly, countries with larger populations including Brazil, Japan, the United States and China are among the countries with the…

Share Alerts
Read More

Telecom companies send their own customers to WhatsApp and Skype with expensive international calls

After years of tough negotiations and waiting a compromise solution was found for roaming charges and not all were satisfied with it. After all, EU citizens continue to pay extra for calls from home to other EU countries. For the ÖVP telecoms spokesman, Paul Rübig, the first numbers show that “eliminating these roaming charges would benefit a substantial proportion of…

Share Alerts
Read More

Roaming or not – that is the question

A few weeks ago, a tweet from Luis Garicano, responsible for the economic program of Citizens, showed an image of his latest telephone bill, from Movistar, which showed the amount of six phone calls, with a total duration of 107 minutes with 56 seconds, and whose amount amounted to 434.51 euros.The calls, as indicated in his tweet, had been made…

Share Alerts
Read More

Student gets $500 in extra charges after trip abroad. With unlimited data.

If we travel out of the country, many of us pack our phones, too. But if you’re not careful you could rack up a small fortune in roaming charges. Emily Sher, student went on a trip to Israel to learn more about her Jewish heritage. Shortly before Emily was set to head overseas, her mother signed up for an international…

Share Alerts
Read More

How to stay online everywhere and anytime?

In a very short time frame we’ve all become constantly connected, constantly online, able to get our internet fix anytime, anywhere… For business travelers, who dip in and out of countries on short trips several times a year, choosing between local SIM or international SIM cards or some other solution could be a sensible choice. And we all know that there is…

Share Alerts
Read More

Airtel is offering very competitive international roaming packs

Airtel has overhauled its tariff structure and is now offering very competitive plans for those looking to go abroad. Having used the service in both China and Thailand, I can attest to its efficacy. It’s great to be able to use your phone from the moment you land in a new country, and with plans starting from as low as…

Share Alerts
Read More

Etisalat offers ‘unlimited’ international calls from UAE for DH 150 monthly

With Etisalat’s new offer, residents making international phone calls may not have to worry about heavy charges Etisalat announced in social media on Monday that by just paying Dh150 a month, subscribers can talk to their loved ones abroad from the comforts of their home at any time of the day and they don’t have to worry about racking up…

Share Alerts
Read More

Roaming ✔️ International calls next

Since 15 June, roaming fees in the EU are part of history. That is undoubtedly great news for consumers and a big step towards the creation of a single market for telecom services. But it has also created a terrible paradox: now that roaming fees are no more, it is very likely that you’re better off calling a friend while…

Share Alerts
Read More

MPs call for end to international call charges in EU

Dutch political party D66 has called for the EU to scrap extra costs for making international calls within the EU. While consumers no longer pay surcharges for mobile roaming in the EU since 15 June, they still pay more to call other EU countries from home. D66 MP Jan Paternotte told Nu.nl that the Dutch government should take a stand…

Share Alerts
Read More