To say that a mobile device is a tool in Europe today may be an understatement. In today's Europe a mobile communication device is a way of life. From text messaging to internet connections for business or pleasure, a mobile communication device is a must, for anyone.
Using your mobile in Europe is a difficult thing to comprehend, there are many different providers in many different countries and not all providers will allow service in every country. The European Union is working on a set of rules and a framework so that all members of the EU can communicate together and have a fair and just system of payment structure for voice and text messaging. This would include data but that is a bit more difficult to manage.
Many of the smaller countries that made up the Soviet Union are now forging ahead with communications and date technologies. But there are still many areas where land line communication is difficult and so satellite mobile communication is far better than land transfer. It is in these regions that mobile date transfer has increasing value to business and non-business persons alike.
One of the things that any mobile customer in Europe must look into is whether their provider will service all the countries in the EU. Rates do differ from country to country on voice and text usage. Once again Europe is stepping forward with a list of providers that will offer usage to most of the continent with set rates for all of Europe, but not all providers will offer this service so shopping for a provider is of maximum importance.
One other thing one should know is mobile etiquette, in which ever country you are in. In France one does not put their mobile on the dinner table. Where as in the other countries checking your mobile every three minutes is the norm. Know the rules of mobile use and enjoy your mobile anywhere in Europe.