European Union Signs Off On Cap For Mobile Roaming Fees

Posted: May 24 2007, 5:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:58am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

European Union signs off on cap for mobile roaming fees
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The next time you're stuck in a ditch and can't connect to your mobile provider, it will cost a little less to borrow some time from a different network. The EU has capped roaming charges to less than a half a Euro.

Wholesale roaming charges will be capped at €0.30. More relevantly, the price you'll actually pay to place a roaming call will be no more than €0.49 per minute, and €0.24 for a received call when out of area.It's a piece of legislation that was a long time in coming. It first came to the Union's attention last year. "Today is a good day for consumers and business travellers in the EU... This means that already from this summer mobile phone customers will start benefiting from substantially reduced roaming charges when travelling from one EU country to another. Europe's internal market will finally become truly borderless, even for mobile phone bills," said EU information society minister Viviane Reding.

If I was an EU member, I'd suggest the same cap for a gallon of gasoline. Who's with me?

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