Quick references

Home phones

Independent communications adviser uSwitch.com offers a free, impartial comparison between home phone and internet providers.

Mobile phones

The government watchdog, Ofcom, provides independent advice on communications, complete with statistics, advice and studies.

Snail mail

Mail Royal Mail has a detailed website answering most of your mailing questions and displaying Christmas deadlines as the festive season draws closer. Or call their customer service line on 0845-774 0740.

Internet cafes

The All In London online directory has a large list of locations for internet cafes in London.

SIM cards

Overseas SIM cards, see www.textbaysims.net.


Phone home for free on the internet. Go to www.skype.com.