EU cuts roaming charges ~ Cell Phone Reviews

EU cuts roaming charges


Written on 4/25/2009 05:55:00 PM by poison_ivy

About time that wireless carriers cut their roaming charges in Europe. According to GSMArena, the European Parliament has just voted on the new roaming charges that carriers of member EU nations can charge their European customers.

Starting July 1st, 2009, wireless carriers should bring down their roaming charge so that they would not exceed the maximum set by the EU Parliament. The maximum roaming charge that a wireless carrier can charge their European customer is .43 euro for outgoing roaming calls and .19 euro for incoming roaming calls. The European parliament also slashed the cost of roaming SMS charges to .11 euro from .28 euro while data charges should not cost more than 1 euro per 1MB of data traffic.

The EU Parliament also planned more reductions for July 2010 which will bring down the cost of outgoing roaming charges to .39 euro while incoming calls are set at .15 euro and data charges will not cost more than .80 euro per megabyte of traffic. For July 2011, EU plans to cut outgoing calls to .35 euro, .11 euro for incoming calls, and .50 euro for 1MB of data traffic.

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