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Data Roaming charges to End in the EU by June 2017

Data Roaming charges to End in the EU by June 2017

Data Roaming charges to End in the EU by June 2017

Data Roaming charges to End in the EU by June 2017

 

Roaming charges are now set to be abolished in Europe by June 2017, preventing telecom companies from adding surcharges to their domestic rates whale traveling through Europe. 

This deal, which was reached today will also require telecom operators to treat most internet traffic indiscriminately, imposing a form of net neutrality for mobile telecommunications. 

  Data Roaming charges to End in the EU by June 2017  

Right now that full details  of this agreement is yet to be announced, but so far this looks great for European holiday makers and those who live in the border regions of European countries.  

 

You can join the discussion on Data Roaming charges being abolished in the EU on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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30-06-2015, 08:00:37

Warchild
Its already happening. its called LBO.

Local Break out is something we had to implement and means either your network only charges for local rates, or you can break out and use the local network prices of the network you are roaming on. My company have already implemented this as per EU Reg III and LBO roaming regulations. In fact, every network has done this in EU, by law.

Problem is, there are no LBO companies interested in doing this since theres no money to be made. So while we have fulfilled our end, BEREC (the governing body) screwed up and rushed this through without thinking.

We already have our own charging and call it "roam like home". It needs to be done though with 4G roaming on the increase, its easy to blow your cash quickly. Networks are moving towards roaming buckets though and its a far better solution. buy 1Gb for £5 or something like that.Quote

30-06-2015, 13:46:17

NeverBackDown
Never understood the roaming thing on phones.. why don't you just use your mobile data you already pay for?Quote

30-06-2015, 14:02:55

Warchild
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Never understood the roaming thing on phones.. why don't you just use your mobile data you already pay for?
because when you are abroad, you are using a foreign network. This network then charges your network for usage via CDRs which are sent in TAP files. its the content of the TAP files that shows up on your invoice each month.Quote

30-06-2015, 14:03:52

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
because when you are abroad, you are using a foreign network. This network then charges your network for usage via CDRs which are sent in TAP files. its the content of the TAP files that shows up on your invoice each month.
Oh makes sense now.. can't believe I didn't know that tbhQuote

02-07-2015, 09:32:57

Warchild
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Oh makes sense now.. can't believe I didn't know that tbh
Not many do. Some people assume they can use their phone anywhere in the world and its gonna work, with the mentality that their network literally has coverage in every country Quote
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