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E.U. Planning to Re-Write Scrapping Mobile Roaming Charges

     
4:34 pm on Sep 12, 2016 (gmt 0)

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In 2014 the E.U. laid out plans to scrap mobile roaming charges thoughout the region, which were due to be fully implemented by June 2017, giving mobile operators time to adjust to the cross-border billing. [webmasterworld.com...]

However, just when we're about to get used to the idea of significant savings when travelling in Europe, it seems the plans are going to be withdrawn, and a new plan introduced.
"Roaming charges are going to disappear entirely by June 2017, period," he said.

But he added that, on the instruction of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the draft proposal of exactly how that would happen would be withdrawn and a new version would be produced.

"We have been listening and now we are going back to the drawing board," he said. E.U. Planning to Re-Write Scrapping Mobile Roaming Charges [bbc.co.uk]
1:25 am on Sept 13, 2016 (gmt 0)

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When one of the Japanese athletes at the Rio Olympics got a $5000 roaming charge for playing Pokemon, awareness of this issue was all over the news. If there were a chance of eliminating roaming charges, even if it were limited to the EU, we could have some hope that this concept might spread.