HOLIDAYMAKERS are being asked to sign a petition and leave their mobile phones at home in protest at international charges.
Co-op Travel on Egerton Street in Wrexham is running a petition against what it claims are unreasonable holiday call charges by UK mobile operators.
It says operators charging up to 50 times more for calls abroad and charges made for receiving calls are unfair and is taking the fight to Westminster and phone regulator OFTEL.
'We're all used to the benefits of having a mobile phone and it's natural that people are tempted to take them abroad on holiday,' said Wrexham Co-op travel manager Marcus Turner.
'However, many people aren't aware of the full cost. We believe mobile phone operators are ripping off holidaymakers and we hope our petition will send a clear message that people aren't prepared to pay.
'Some operators charge you up to £1.20 per call if someone tries to call you when you are abroad and doesn't even leave a voicemail.'
The petition asks holidaymakers to declare that they will be leaving their phone at home in protest at the charges operators make.
Copies of the completed forms will be sent to all major mobile phone operators, Wrexham Labour MP Ian Lucas and OFTEL.