Sport & Auto
- About Future
- Digital Future
- Cookies Policy
- Terms & Conditions
- Investor Relations
- Contact Future
The Times Online warns UK iPhone users of the high price of downloading data outside of the country. Apple’s UK partner, service provider O2, allows unlimited downloads within the country, but once abroad downloading fees are applied. Charges range from £3 (roughly $6) per MB on data downloaded in the EU to £6 in the rest of the world.
Data download fees are nothing new. But iPhone users are particularly susceptible to the fees because of the iPhone’s fast download speeds and large screen make it so darn fun and easy.
Video is not the only culprit, music downloads will cost an overseas Brit as well. Steve Weller of Uswitch told The Times Online that downloading a single track within the EU would cost the user about £9 and £18 (about $35) globally. That’s a pretty penny for that new Coldplay album!
There are options for those who want to download date around the world. O2 offers several options including a 50MB package that costs £50 per month.
Remember, the iPhone has a Data Roaming Off switch in Settings>General>Network, in case you find yourself in another country. American iPhone owners can also sign up for the global data plan from AT&T if they plan on spending a substantial amount of time out of the country and can't live without YouTube in their pocket.