May 23, 2007

EU parliament approves plans to slash roaming rates

The European Parliament adopted on Wednesday measures slashing so-called roaming rates by as much as 70 percent, a decision likely to cut the cost of cross-border mobile phone calls in coming months. [via the AFP]

Welcoming the vote, EU Telecommunications Commissioner Viviane Reding said: "This means that already from this summer, mobile phone customers will start benefiting from substantially reduced roaming charges when travelling from one EU country to another.

"Europe's internal market will finally become truly borderless, even for mobile phone bills,"she added.

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