End of EU roaming is bad news for us this summer

The EU has abolished roaming mobile phone charges between countries. So you can use your phone in another EU country as if you were at home. Hurrah! Bad news for us down here in Spain. Why? A worse and more expensive service, basically. Because with an estimated 23 million EU tourists coming here in July alone, there are very real fears that the infrastructure will collapse. The number of phones connected to the network is Continue reading End of EU roaming is bad news for us this summer

No more “locked” mobile phones from Movistar

After a campaign by consumer organisation FACUA, Movistar has announced it will end its policy of “locking” mobile phones to its own network. So if you have a Movistar phone, they will now give you, for free and over the phone, the code to “unlock” it and use it on any network. Vodafone, Orange and Yoigo are so far refusing to do this, despite the campaign, but Facua continues to pressurise, and has also lodged complaints Continue reading No more “locked” mobile phones from Movistar