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EU reaches deal on ending roaming charges by mid 2017

Holidays in the summer of 2017 if spent in Europe may be cheaper with respect to your mobile bill as a provisional deal was reached in the European Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday 30th June to end mobile phone roaming charges across Europe.

There is a catch, a fair use policy will be allowed, apparently to prevent abuse, which might upset some plans to source the cheapest unlimited data plan in Europe and use it all the time in your home country.

There are also new European wide rules on the open internet, though with caveats allowing for reasonable traffic management and throttling in some circumstances such as mitigating cyber-attacks and preventing traffic congestion it will probably mean nothing changes in the UK.

Comments

I'll believe it when I see it. Been delayed twice now.

  • m5rcc
  • about 1 year ago

As a frequent visitor to Switzerland, I wish it applied across all of Europe rather than the EU. Though if I were a Three customer I might not care so much.

  • Michael_Chare
  • about 1 year ago

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