Do you switch off your phone while abroad?

BBC touches a painful issue for mobility: roaming tariffs. They seem to be optimistic, but my personal experience (and I believe any frequent traveller’s) shows that every cent that the operators “lose” due to the EU’s close regulation is going back to their pockets doubled from roaming charges in countries outside EU. Soon, I will need an app to manage all my SIM cards and their expiration dates. Anyone interested in developing it? For the Windows Phone platform of course…

The most interesting part of the article is that Starhome which co-ordinates much of the world’s mobile traffic on behalf of more than 160 operators estimates almost half of us switch our handsets off when we go abroad! Not what the operators are expecting.

Read the whole article here: BBC News – Could roaming rates be about to fall?.