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Industry MEPs call it a day on roaming charges

Others Article - Information society18-03-2014 - 15:15 (European Parliament's Elections)
 

Making a call or sending an email from a mobile phone abroad would cost the same as doing so at home starting 15 December 2015, under proposals adopted by the Parliament's industry committee on 18 March. Before the new rules can enter into force, they will still need to be approved by both the European Parliament and the Council. Since 2007 the EU has been gradually reducing roaming charges. Find out more about it in our chart.


Thanks to  EU legislation, consumers have seen the roaming costs of calls and text messages drop by 80%, while data roaming is now up to 91% cheaper than back in 2007. Despite this, 28% of travellers in the EU still switch off their phones abroad to avoid roaming charges, according to a survey by the European Commission.


The chart shows how much roaming price caps set by the EU have changed since they were first introduced.

REF. : 20140318STO39202
Updated: ( 19-03-2014 - 12:05)