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Mobile roaming charges to end in EU

Published 30/06/2015

The initiative should end roaming charges by 2017
The initiative should end roaming charges by 2017

The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travellers to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.

The deal sealed by parliamentarians and EU country representatives also means that internet users will be able to access content without being unfairly slowed down or blocked.

Top EU digital affairs official Guenther Oettinger welcomed the move, saying that cuts to roaming charges and so-called net neutrality are "essential for consumers and businesses".

The agreement would see roaming charges abolished by June 2017. A transition phase will begin next April when charges will already be four times lower for some consumers.

The deal still has to be rubber-stamped by EU nations and the full parliament.

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