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Tips for the Bank Holiday break

With the Bank Holiday nearly here and half term next week, it’s predicted that millions of us will be heading off to destinations in this country and abroad.

If your holiday involves a trip overseas then why not take a few moments to watch our video on using mobile services abroad.

It explains how you can avoid being stung with a sky-high holiday phone bill – particularly if you’re planning on using your phone to get online.

There’s advice on ways you can surf the web overseas without running up a huge bill, as well as information on new rules which will come into force this summer.

We also have a consumer guide – including more tips on using your mobile abroad – which you can download, print off and bring with you on your trip.

HD on Freeview

However, not all of us will be lucky enough to head off this weekend and if you’re home – and trapped indoors by the traditional Bank Holiday weather –  then you may want to watch the latest match in England’s World Cup preparations.

As well as being shown on ITV1, Sunday’s match against Japan is also being screened in high definition on ITV1 HD, which is available on Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and, in some areas, on Freeview.

Freeview launched its HD service earlier this year following an Ofcom decision to upgrade the digital platform to new and more efficient technologies.

Around 50% of UK homes will be able to receive Freeview HD in time for the World Cup and you can see when your TV region will get HD on Freeview by clicking on this link to the Freeview site.

You can also watch our HD video to learn more about high definition, including what equipment you need as well as the various high definition services that are currently available.

Online shopping

Finally, if you’re hoping to find an internet bargain in one of the sales running this weekend then have a look at our shop safely online video.

It sets out the steps consumers can take and things they should look out for when shopping on the web.

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