The reality of data-roaming pricing

The reality of data-roaming pricing

Summary: ZDNet UK takes a look at what our readers tell us they are paying to use data abroad, per megabyte and per month, and how they feel about those costs


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  • Data-roaming bills

    ZDNet UK, along with its sister sites around the world, asked readers in March to give their side of the data-roaming story. Here, as part of our investigation into data-roaming pricing, are the first results of that survey.

    As these charts show, the issue is close to those readers' hearts. Globally, 80 percent of readers said they had received a data-roaming bill that they thought to be excessive. Even with European readers, who benefit from slightly lower rates within the continent, 77 percent thought they had been charged too much.

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  • Data-roaming bills in UK

    British respondents to the survey said they had received some very costly bills.

    Although the largest proportion said their highest data-roaming bill came to less than £50, around 100 said their most expensive bill was between £50-£200, and 67 had a bill that was in excess of £200.

    The highest monthly charge quoted by a UK reader was an eye-watering £2,400.

    Credit: ZDNet UK

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Topics: Data Roaming Charges, Mobility

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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