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The EU now plans to completely abolish mobile roaming charges

The EU now plans to completely abolish mobile roaming charges

The EU are rewriting their plans to scrap mobile roaming charges

The EU now plans to completely abolish mobile roaming charges

 

The EU now plans to completely abolish mobile roaming charges, scrapping their plans to impose a 90-day limit. This means that the EU are now returning to their original plans where roaming charges will be completely scrapped for EU travellers, without any limitations.  

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. 

The plans to limit free-roaming had 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, though it was argued that this would unfairly discriminate against those who live in border regions within the EU.

 

The EU now plans to completely abolish mobile roaming charges  

At this time the EU's plans to abolish roaming charges are currently set to be enforced in June 2017. 

 

You can join the discussion on the EU's plans to abolish roaming charges on the OC3D Forums

 

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23-09-2016, 05:23:52

TalllPaul
I heard they are now going to limit it by data consumption instead :S

Great to hear about the roaming charges though, always makes me weary when I am abroad, even though I know I have it all turned off.Quote

23-09-2016, 08:33:33

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by TalllPaul View Post
I heard they are now going to limit it by data consumption instead :S

Great to hear about the roaming charges though, always makes me weary when I am abroad, even though I know I have it all turned off.
How much do you have to pay? I currently have to pay like 6c per MB, it's fairly okay.Quote

23-09-2016, 08:54:45

wrenaudrey
This may be a very political/topical question but with the recent Brexit thing for the UK, will this free roaming still apply do you think? Or did i just answer my own question?Quote

23-09-2016, 09:16:28

SeekaX
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Originally Posted by wrenaudrey View Post
This may be a very political/topical question but with the recent Brexit thing for the UK, will this free roaming still apply do you think? Or did i just answer my own question?
Well you haven't left the EU yet, so it'll still apply as long as you are in it. After that, probably not, the UK government can't regulate prices outside of their jurisdiction. There would have to be a deal between the UK and the EU for that to happen.Quote

23-09-2016, 14:05:52

wozza365
EU nanny state getting involved where it shouldn't. This is the responsibility of businesses to cater to those that require this. For those that don't go abroad much (eg the poorer in society) this will push their bills up with the phone companies being forced to cover the costs of phone usage across the continent.Quote
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