Entries tagged: International Calls

Roaming across Europe

On 15 June 2017 roaming charges were scrapped across Europe thanks to EU legislation.  Whether that particular law is, or is not, “one of the greatest successes of the EU” as the EU Commission press…



Calling Europe

In an age of instant communications it seems somewhat ironic that it took a letter to signal the start of the formal Brexit process. In fact that letter highlights just how far the world…


Attracting inward investment

Whatever your reaction to the Brexit vote it seems, for now at least, the predictions of the UK becoming isolated from world trade have failed to materialise. Admittedly the falling pound may have helped UK…


Calling the UK

The recent G20 summit in China has once again raised the profile of the Brexit debate. Not that it ever went away, but over the last few months it has been somewhat akin to a…


Boosting International Trade

With the Euro 2016 football finals in full swing and the EU referendum only a week away, there is a lot of focus in the UK on our European neighbours right now.

Whichever team…


Global Communication

If there is ever any doubt about whether we are living in an increasingly pan-global era you only have to look at the way in which some stories are celebrated across the globe. The latest,…



International Calling

If there is one thing that shows us how truly global the world has become, it is an international tournament. More than that, international sporting events also showcase the way in which sport and business…


Number Plus Service Equals Solution

The red telephone box. Once a regular sight in our towns and villages, like so much of the past it is gradually fading from view as its function is replaced by modern technologies. In its…


Exporting Business

It may be only March but already the export experts over at UK Trade & Investment are looking forward to Export Week. Taking place over the 18th -22nd May, Export Week is designed to help…


Choosing the Right Phone Numbers

Welcome to 2015. As one year turns into the next it signals a time of reflection, of looking back at what went well, or not so well, in the past year and of making plans…


Philae Phone Home

The success of the European Space Agency in sending a probe across billions of kilometres to land on a small comet has captured the headlines. On 12th November those at the Rosetta project’s headquarters cheered…


Trading Abroad

Data released today (7th November) has revealed that the UK’s trade deficit for the month of September has widened to £2.8 billion, compared with £1.8 billion in August. Partly reflecting a weakness in the Eurozone,…


Good Call, Bad Call

Ofcom research has revealed that signing up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) only cuts unwanted calls by around a third. Rogue companies which ignore the rules and outsourced calls from overseas account for much…


Putting business at the heart of the agenda

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment bill which was introduced to Parliament at the end of June promises to “remove barriers to growth for small firms, strengthen the foundations for a sustainable recovery, and create…


Summer Calling

The exams are over, we’re out of the world cup – it must be time to switch off work and tune in to holiday mode!  According to Skyscanner, the moment England lost their second group…


Internet Calling

According to Ofcom, the 2014 World Cup will be the most mobile yet for football fans.  Hardly surprising you might think as smartphones abound but what is surprising is the scale of the transformation. 

When…


Connecting Globally

The 2014 International Trade Survey from Trade & Export Finance Limited has revealed some interesting perspectives on the state of the UK export market.  The Government’s drive to expand exports seems to be having an…


A Number for Business

In last week’s article we wrote about a survey which revealed that two thirds of women with children under the age of ten were thinking of setting up in business on their own.  Following…


Dial in to Marketing

What is marketing?  In days gone by marketing used to be fairly straightforward.  You advertised, you wrote letters and pamphlets and that was pretty much it.  Fast forward through the years of the internet revolution…


Plan, Act, Succeed

It seems as though Christmas arrives earlier every year. We are being reminded of the ‘last posting’ dates for cards and parcels to arrive on time, the shops are already selling out of advent calendars…


Dialling Locally

In our July article, “Saving the number” we highlighted Ofcom plans to extend the area code dialling initiative to a further five areas. Ofcom’s consultation period is now over and it has confirmed that…


Opening Up International Markets

As the US budget crisis rumbles on, tourists and business people who are planning to visit America in the near future are hastily revising their itineraries. With closures affecting a range of sites from tourist…


International Calls

The cost of using mobile phones whilst abroad has yet again hit the headlines with the EU imposing reduced call and data roaming charges from 1st July.  From that date, excluding VAT, mobile calls in…


New Mobile Number Service Crashes

The ever so hyped and controversial 118 800 number which allows you to contact people on their mobile number, failed to work on is first day of launch. Due to a technical problem, people could…


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