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Using your own mobile phone for data access overseas is never a good idea. We generally advise buying a SIM in your destination, but if you're a regular traveller, having your own hotspot can make sense. In the first of an occasional series concentrating on a particular country, we're rounding up some of the prepaid and casual options that are available for purchase for the USA.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Proposed new rules will eventually force mobile phone companies to tell you how extortionate global roaming charges are, but they won't do anything to actually make those charges lower. Follow these tactics to ensure taking your mobile phone on holiday doesn't cost more than the holiday itself.