Good news for travel insurance holders using mobiles abroad

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Travel insurance customers who use their mobile phone while holidaying in the eurozone may be pleased to know that operators are now being forced to cut-off bills when they reach a certain limit.

UK watchdog Ofcom has enforced rules, which will come into play from tomorrow (July 1st), requiring mobile operators to cut-off phones when they reach a mobile internet bill of €50 (£40) per month.

This will happen automatically unless travel insurance holders specifically opt out of the limit.

Once a travel insurance policyholder reaches the agreed amount, they will receive a text message or email from their operator.

When a travel insurance customer first arrives in a country within the European Union, their operator should send them a reminder detailing the data roaming prices while they are abroad.

Recent research showed that British holidaymakers would rather travel alone, regardless of their relationship status.

According to a poll by Leger Holidays, half of all British cheap travel insurance holders prefer to holiday on their own, with 66 per cent choosing to go for a week or less.

Posted by Rick Malone

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