35p / MB = £35/GB = £175 / 5GB. I have a MiFi device with a 3 simcard and it costs £10 / 5GB / month whilst in Europe and other countries. 5GB / month is OK for me on my laptop etc. Buy a local PAYG SIM for an old phone to call home. I am in EU about 5 months / year. Is there a better way to do it? I thought ALL roaming charges were to be eliminated this summer.
I was initially quite impressed by the drop in roaming costs. Now that I'm on holiday I've discovered that it's a moot point. Seven days in and roaming is not working. Given that Virgin don't seem to allow anyone to email them, I'm stuck. They'd presumably like me to take advantage of cheap roaming to call them but it's difficult when my entire family is now without telephone access. I'm disgusted. I'd rather pay more for a service that works.
All four of us have been busy toggling flight mode & switching the phone on/off since yesterday. It hasn't made the slightest difference. I think I've now learnt that it's not advisable to be reliant on just one network when travelling abroad.