A European Parliament committee has approved proposals to cap mobile phone charges across the EU.
The industry committee has voted in favour of a 40 euro cents per minute ceiling for outgoing calls and a 15 euro cents cap on incoming calls.
The measure goes further than the European Commission's proposals for a 50c and 25c cents cap respectively.
The full European Parliament is due to vote on the recommendations in May. Cheap calls could be in place before the summer peak travel period, assuming EU nations approve the changes.
Callers currently face paying up to 400 per cent more for using their phone abroad, compared to domestic tariffs.