Travel insurance holders warned of high mobile bill risk abroad

Friday, 24 December 2010

Travel insurance policyholders are being urged to avoid costly mobile bills if they are heading overseas. advised travel insurance holders to check with their mobile phone network provider how much they will be charged for calls, texts and internet usage while abroad.

Mike Wilson, mobiles and broadband manager at, said: "Those escaping for a winter holiday or celebrating Christmas abroad must remember that calls, messages and data will be charged at a much higher rate as inclusive minutes and texts with your operator become invalid as soon as you leave UK soil."

The price comparison site suggests Vodafone Passport could provide the best tariff for holidaymakers abroad. It also recommends tariffs on T-Mobile and Three.

Recently, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a warning about extreme weather across the Northern Lakes States of the US, which could result in holiday and flight cancellations in the run-up to Christmas.

Posted by Claire Carter

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