Soon European travelers will be able to surf in the EU...not just in the sea but on their phones, without fear of a massive bill when they return home.That's because the European parliament has scrapped roaming fees SOT"This is a historic achievement...We are committed to making the abolition of roaming surcharges a reality. There is no justification for any further delay."It took two years of tough negotiations.The law will allow travellers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and internet anywhere in the 28 EU nations.Tourists say that has a ring to it.VOX"To eliminate roaming charges? Yeah, I am sure it is a great idea, if you don't have to pay for roaming. That sounds good."The official announcement is that roaming fees will be abolished in 2017 but consumer advocates say concerns remain - namely that some frequent travelers may not be protected.SOT"Well, to make it really very clear, this is not the end of roaming charges as it has been announced, because it is not sure at all that roaming charges will end by the end of 2017. There will be a reduction of roaming charges but the whole abolition of the system will depend on the reform of the wholesale market and that will take much more time."The good news is that next april roaming fees be up to four times lowerDLSCapped at Five cents euro for outgoing calls and for each megabyte of data used, and 2 cents for text messages.The price for incoming calls will be determined next yearTelecoms firms will also be required to ensure that all customers have the same quality and speed of internet access.
Soon European travelers will be able to surf in the EU...not just in the sea but on their phones, without fear of a massive bill when they return home.That's because the European parliament has scrapped roaming fees SOT"This is a historic achievement
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