I was not aware of this:
In February 2006, O2 Ireland became the first operator to abolish roaming charges between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland â€“ introducing â€˜All-Islandâ€™ pricing for people travelling between the north and south.
Roaming charges in Ireland were a concern for those living or working near the border, who often incurred roaming fees inadvertently, sometimes in their own homes.
In addition, international roaming has been abolished for O2 Irelandâ€™s business customers between Ireland and the UK.
Of course, I have no idea whether I incur data or voice roaming charges because I’m an O2 UK customer and not an O2 Ireland customer.
It’s now a month to the big day and straight after that a two week cruise which will take in 6 countries in 12 days. I’ve been busying myself with getting FON set up so that I can find some free/cheap WiFi in some countries and looking at the roaming rates other than that. For the most part it’s going to be Â£3 a megabyte. For two of the countries at least it’s going to be Â£6 a megabyte.
Digging around, there’s the ‘Data Abroad’ Bolt-on which costs Â£20 per month for 10 megabytes and Â£50 per month for 50 megabytes. Seems like a winner and I’ll nab that when I migrate to my new contract.
Anyone got any EU and European-but-not-EU roaming stories?