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Tips for Reducing Your Data Usage When Abroad


If you would like to keep your data on, but conserve the amount you use for when you really need it, then there are some changes you can make within your phone’s settings to help this.

  1. Turn off auto-app updatesYour applications are continuously using your phone’s data to keep updated. Disable the auto-updates on all of your unneeded apps.
  2. Switch off email and push app notification You may have set your phone up to receive notifications when something occurs on an app. This uses data also, so disable these in settings.
  3. Disable Video Auto-play When using your Facebook app, auto-play will play videos as you scroll through your News Feed. Turn this off to reduce data usage and save battery.

Roaming Made Simpler with O2.

O2 have a vast selection of roaming bolt ons to give overseas workers the opportunity to use data with voice calls and text messages, at no extra cost.

Travelling to Europe

If your staff regularly travel within the EU then the O2 network’s Roam at Home plan will suit your business, as this allows users to use their contracted minutes and text bundle when roaming.

Travelling out of Europe

For those travelling further afield, the new Rest of World bolton, to replace O2’s Worldwide bolt ons, will offer your staff more flexibility. Instead of only receiving data, the new Rest of World bolt ons will include:

  • 87 destinations
  • Calls and texts
  • Higher data allowances

24 Hour Rest of World – for £7.50+Vat per day, the user will receive up to 200 minutes, 200 texts and 500MB of data.*

30 Day Rest of World – for £99+Vat per month, the user will receive up to 2000 minutes, 2000 texts and 5GB data.*

The bolt ons cost nothing to apply to your account and will automatically activate when you start using your phone for voice, text or data when you’re abroad.

Want to hear more about Welcomm’s o2 packages and roaming offers? Call us on 0800 064 64 64 or alternatively, send us an email here.


*Allowances differ according to which world zone you are travelling within.


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