EU Eradicates Mobile Roaming Charges

EU Eradicates Mobile Roaming Charges

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As of today, mobile roaming charges in the European Union have been eliminated. The European Commission announced the change with this official statement.

The European Union is about bringing people together and making their lives easier. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story.

From now on, citizens who travel within the EU will be able to call, text and connect on their mobile devices at the same price as they pay at home. Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU.

Over the last 10 years, our institutions have been working hard together to fix this market failure. Each time a European citizen crossed an EU border, be it for holidays, work, studies or just for a day, they had to worry about using their mobile phones and a high phone bill from the roaming charges when they came home. Roaming charges will now be a thing of the past. As of tomorrow, you will be able to remain connected while travelling in the EU, for the same price as at home.

It has been a long time coming, with many actors involved. By working closely together, the European Union has delivered a concrete, positive result for European citizens. We are proud that the EU has put an end to very high roaming prices and thankful to those who showed the determination to overcome the many challenges and pursue this goal.

At the same time, the EU has managed to find the right balance between the end of roaming charges and the need to keep domestic mobile packages competitive and attractive. Operators have had 2 years to prepare for the end of roaming charges, and we are confident that they will seize the opportunities the new rules bring to the benefit of their customers.

The end of roaming charges is at the foundation of the EU's Digital Single Market and is another step towards building a united and sustainable European digital society, accessible for all our citizens.

You can find a 'Roam Like at Home' FAQ with answers to commonly asked questions here.

EU Eradicates Mobile Roaming Charges

Sasa777 - June 15, 2017 at 2:04pm
Trump is working on this as well. But for non roaming charges globally.
JuergenWest - June 15, 2017 at 6:23pm
Trump is an idiot. Doubt he's working on that. It's possible the GOP is though however unlikely.
Steve Nojobs & Tim Crook - June 16, 2017 at 10:06am
An idiot with 30 companies and 4 billion dollars and you with probably less than 100 hahhahahhaha lmao