Easy to use and easy to pack, chances are you’ll be taking at least one mobile device on holiday with you.
Whether you’re checking out the best-selling e-books, choosing where to go for dinner or telling everyone all about your holiday on social media, there are some simple ways to get online without it costing a fortune…
Our top tip? Turn off your data roaming (your mobile internet access) and log in to local Wi-Fi hotspots or your hotel’s Wi-Fi instead. It’s often free, like in the lobby at our smartline hotels.
That way you won’t be caught out by the big charges for downloading, streaming and uploading anything over your mobile network. That includes photos, videos, music, e-books, games and even the app updates that happen without you noticing, as well as browsing online.
And if you’re planning to catch up on some films or a must-watch TV series by the pool, do your downloading before you go. Then you can be sure you’ll get the whole thing without being stung.
You can also ask your mobile operator to put a limit on either your total spend or your data usage while you’re sunning yourselves. They might even have great-value data bundles especially for use abroad. So get in touch with them before you start packing and you could save some extra money for cocktails.