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New EU data roaming legislation

With effect from 1st July 2010 a new EU legislation will be put in place which caps roamed data charges. Cellhire specialises in providing International SIM cards for both voice and data for a wide selection of EU and non-EU countries. This solution not only offers significant cost savings compared to roaming but it alleviates the problems surrounding EU legislation.

View international SIM cards for more details.

Cellhire also offers a range of value added services including Data Manager, Credit Alert and TextMyBill. These services provide our customers with the tools necessary to monitor spend, make real cost savings and manage the implementation of the EU roamed data legislation.

If you require any further information, call 01904 610 610 and speak to a Cellhire representative who will be happy to help.

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Cellhire supports Yorkshire Charity in quest to raise £5million

Cellhire is absolutely delighted to be supporting the Jane Tomlinson charity in its latest challenge. To read about the charity and its achievements to date visit

On July 25th 2010, Mike, Rebecca and Steven Tomlinson will be joined by a team of fellow cyclists to set off on a 2,500 mile bike ride from Istanbul to Leeds. Joined by family and friends, the Tomlinson family will also take on the challenge of travelling through 12 countries over 5 weeks. As they travel across Europe you can watch their progress through daily blogs and the latest pictures at


The Appeal to date has raised £3million for children’s and cancer charities nationwide. Through this event and continued funding and encouragement from supporters worldwide they are one step closer to the new fundraising target of £5million.

The Charity approached the York based communications rental specialist to support them with their communication requirements for the trip from Leeds to Istanbul. Cellhire will be providing mobile phones to the charity with a special European SIM card for travel throughout Europe. The solution will save the team on average 40% compared to International Traveller Service rates and incoming calls are free.

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Wave goodbye to roaming charges at the RIP Curl Boardmaster Surf Festival

The Relentless Boardmasters is Europe’s ultimate sport and music festival, held over 5 days in Newquay, UK on August 3rd to August 8th 2010.

Anyone attending the surf, skate and music festival and travelling from overseas to Newquay, UK can save money on their voice and data costs by renting a local UK SIM card from Cellhire for the duration of their stay.

Visiting social networking sites to post photos of the festival or for status updates can be very expensive if you are roaming on your existing SIM card. Visit to view the range of solutions Cellhire can offer to ensure you save money on both voice and data bills whilst in the UK.

We offer a range of devices from state of the art phones, smart phones and USB Modems for your laptop. All of our solutions are designed to reduce the cost of roaming and as we are a rental company, our terms are flexible so you only need to rent equipment while you are here in the UK.

Our UK SIM cards can save you up to 70% compared to roaming. Cellhire’s global network coverage combined with its portfolio of international solutions, including the most advanced products and services available from the world’s leading brands, ensure you always stay connected, for less. Be sure you have the right solution for your needs.

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Cellhire’s Guide to saving money on roaming – Girl Guiding UK Centenary Camp

Travelling to Centenary Camp and need a phone while in the UK? Why not hire one of Cellhire’s unique rental solutions and save up to 70% on your phone bill?

Cellhire is a world leader in mobile communications rental and is proud to be working with Girl Guiding UK to help them stay in touch for less when visiting the UK for the Centenary Camp. The event is being held this year on 31st July – 7th August 2010.

A SIM & handset solution from Cellhire provides you with a mobile phone and local UK SIM card, offering savings of up to 70% compared to international roaming charges.

UK USB modems and UK BlackBerrys are also available to give you convenient access to your email, social networking sites and the internet while you are in the UK, at rates considerably cheaper than using hotels or internet cafes.

For further information on the current offer for the Girl Guide Centenary Camp please contact Cellhire.

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Rock bottom call charges at Fuji Festival

The Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival held in Naeba Ski Resort, in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The Rock festival, lasting 3 days is the largest outdoor music event held in Japan. The event takes place this year on July 30th – August 1st 2010.

If you lucky enough to be attending the music festival, visit ‘destination Japan’ for details of how you can save money on your voice and data bills whilst at the event.

Cellhire can offer anyone travelling to Japan up to a 70% saving on making and receiving calls, accessing email, social networking sites and web surfing.

If your existing mobile phone isn’t compatible in Japan, you can rent a handset guaranteed to work in Japan for only £10.00 per week. Or for a SIM only solution we offer Japan SIM cards for only £5.00 per week.

Cellhire has been working as an event rental provider of voice and data solutions for over 20 years and has the most competitive rates in the market place. In renting a Japanese solution from Cellhire, you are guaranteed to save money in Japan, and you only need to hire the device for as long as you intend to be out there.

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Put the brakes on expensive call charges with Cellhire at the Tour de France

The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race throughout France and bordering countries, starting 3rd July until 25th July 2010. The race lasts three weeks and attracts cycling enthusiasts from all around the world.

If you are attending this year’s event be it as part of a team, the media, Official or spectator, Cellhire offer a range of cost effective solutions to ensure you stay connected for less. Our solutions, specially designed to avoid roaming charges in France, include French SIM cards, USB Modems, BlackBerry and MiFi – all available on a rental basis.

Cellhire has negotiated preferential rates with over thirty network operators worldwide making sure you can enjoy free incoming and low cost outgoing calls, as well as low cost access to email and internet as you travel. Our partnership with Orange France ensures we can offer our customers the lowest rental rates available. Renting a device from Cellhire, with a local French SIM card can save you up to 70% compared to the alternative – roaming (using your existing SIM card in France)

Our rental devices range from economy to top of the range, though should you wish to use your existing mobile phone simply rent a SIM card from us (providing your GSM phone is unlocked)

Visit Cellhire’s French solutions for more information and how to save money at the Tour de France.

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Putt your communications first. The Open Championships

The Open is played on the weekend of the third Friday in July, this year held at The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Fife.

Cellhire is offering anyone visiting the UK to attend The Open, the best rates in the market place for UK voice and data rental. Hiring a UK solution, as an overseas visitor can save you up to 70% compared to the cost of roaming.

As a communications rental provider, our terms are flexible – so you only need to rent your solution for the duration of your stay in the UK. And we can guarantee to match or beat any like for like quote.

Cellhire is the world’s leading rental provider of short term voice and data solutions and has a wealth of experience providing communications equipment for events.

Visit and select on “Visiting UK” to view our latest offers. UK SIM card rental starts at only £5 per week. Order now and enjoy the benefits that Cellhire can offer as the market leading rental provider of voice and data solutions.