Data Roaming Charges To Drop 55% In EU From July 1st
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
As a result of the recent European Commission ruling that is due to come into effect from July 1st data roaming charges will fall across the European Union. In the European Union all network carriers will not be allowed to raise prices higher than EU maximum rates. The most significant of these decreases in charges is with data roaming, the price per MB of data will fall from €0.45 to €0.20, that’s $0.61 to $0.27 and £0.36 to £0.16. The price of making calls, receiving calls and sending text messages will all decrease as well by around a quarter.
Additionally from July 1 mobile providers can offer you a specific roaming deal before you travel and they can allow you to choose a local mobile provider for data services. The future also looks fairly bright for EU travellers as the EU Commission is currently working to eliminate roaming charges altogether, the EU may not be something everyone agrees with but I’m all for less data roaming charges when travelling!
Vice President of the European Commission, @NeelieKroesEU, responsible for the Digital Agenda said: “This huge drop in data roaming prices will make a big difference to all of us this summer. But it is not enough. Why should we have roaming charges at all in a single market? By the end of this year I hope we see the complete end of roaming charges agreed – the Parliament has done their part, now it is up to Member States to seal the deal!”
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