EU to End Mobile Roaming Charges in 2017

By Paul Riegler on 18 December 2016
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DSC_0674 (1)The European Union moved forward with its plan to end mobile roaming charges in 2017.

Earlier in the month, the European Commission voted to approve what it termed a “fair use policy” that will eliminate the charges for phone calls, texting, and data. Starting June 15, 2017, travelers will be able to use their mobile devices anywhere in the EU and pay the same price they would at home.

The EU first began to take action on high roaming charges in 2007 and the result has been a 92% drop in roaming charges since that time.

“Today’s vote means that the EU will put an end to extra charges when all travellers are calling, texting and surfing abroad from their mobile phones and devices, while ensuring that the most competitive domestic offers remain attractive,” the commission said in a statement.

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