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The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges

The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges

The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges

The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges

 

The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges for EU travellers, which are expected to be enforced in June 2017. 

The aim of his ban is to prevent consumers in the EU from receiving large, unexpected bills for using mobile data while on holiday within Europe. Critics of this ban are suggesting that lost revenue will make prices rise for normal, non-traveling consumers. 

At this time it is suggested that charges will be allowed for users who use their phone abroad for more than 90 days a year or after 30 days in a row of use. The average EU Citizen spends 12 days abroad per year, so these charges will not affect most consumers. 

  

The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges  

 

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12-09-2016, 04:39:05

Kushiro
Seems a tad unfair from a telcos point of view. Its not like consumers are unaware of the charges. Do understand that accidents happen though.Quote

12-09-2016, 05:58:54

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Seems a tad unfair from a telcos point of view. Its not like consumers are unaware of the charges. Do understand that accidents happen though.
Considering this is my job. I am the roaming engineer for Telia in Norway. I welcome the change. Yes we lose revenue, but at the same time, costs for customers are getting out of control. The funny point though is that the costs within EU are already low enough. What needs to be changed is roaming prices in the rest of the world.

It also means we have to work harder with our roaming partners to create new Wholesale discounts. Thing is though, I have read through the new plans. And the fair usage policy is ridiculously complicated, this is where we will have to focus everything and where telcos will win or lose their customer base. For example, of the 30days roaming, if a user is travelling to his home PLMN (home network) in the same day as travelling to visitor PLMN (foreign network) after having visited the VPLMN once in said day already, then it shouldnt count towards the 30day or 90 day tallies. Trying to keep track of this is brutal considering the sheer amount of Norwegians we have driving across the border to Sweden, or heading to Denmark.

BEREC have yet again made the new regulations pretty vague in areas, meaning its almost possible to interpret some scenarios however you want it.Quote
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