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Make it a breeze this summer with O2

Summer holidays are well and truly back on this year. And if you’re thinking about keeping an eye on things back home while kicking back at the poolside, then you’re certainly not alone. One look at these stats and you can see why it’s more important than ever to stay connected when you’re abroad:

• 27% of Brits surveyed plan to work remotely from Europe this year*.
• 76% of those planning to work remotely in Europe will take ‘hybrid holidays’ – adding remote working days to their breaks*.
• 37% of remote workers say working from Europe will make them more productive*.
• 58% of those planning to work remotely in Europe are seeking a better work/life balance*.

Your guide to working smarter in Europe

While you dust off your suitcase and dig out your flipflops, you can leave your business summer essentials to us. Here’s our guide to making working from abroad easier, more secure and more cost effective this season.

Travel light with the latest cloud apps. From accessing that latest invoice to checking in with your team, cloud apps make it so much easier to stay productive, wherever you need to do business. With Microsoft 365, it’s hassle-free to switch from desk to deck chair. Our experts are on hand to get you up and running. You can get started here.

Choose the tech that ticks your box. Used to a desktop setup? Or maybe you’re got one eye on your hand luggage allowance? We’ve got a great range of the latest laptop and tablets, all packed with the features and accessories you need to get the job done. Check out our offers here.

Send cybercriminals packing. With the change in working habits brought on by the pandemic, cybercrime is more widespread than ever. So abroad or at home, it’s more important than ever to keep your devices secure. Get McAfee Multi Access with O2, and you’ll have access to support from our O2 Business Gurus. Find out more here.

Roam freely in Europe. The 5 most popular European destinations to work remotely are Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Germany. All are covered by our Europe Zone, where you can still take advantage of EU roaming at no extra charge, up to 35GB**. Perfect if your wifi has a moment or you need to check just what you’re ordering from the menu. Get more info.

Wherever you’re heading, have a brilliant summer.

* This was a percentage of those intending to work remotely in Europe
2022 remote working survey: A survey of 2,000 UK adults who normally work in an office or at home was carried out online on behalf of Virgin Media O2 by OnePoll between the 4th – 10th February 2022.

** Customers on O2 Unlimited Data tariffs will be charged if their usage exceeds 35GB in O2’s Europe Zone. For more details please see: Terms and Fair Usage Policy.

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