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Global roaming charges - what do you pay in your region?

6:47 am on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Global roaming charges for data, texts and calls is a sore point for Australians travelling overseas, and is the subject of ongoing investigation including this one : [amta.org.au...]

Today, 2 of the big 3 carriers announced a reduction in charges : [zdnet.com...] Still looks mighty expensive to me. Telstra, a major carrier here cites it as one of the most profitable sectors of it's massive enterprise.

Are folks ranting in your region as well? What are they saying and have the regulators started to probe the apparent price gouging of those carriers.
9:36 am on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Europe has quite reasonable roaming rates: 24 and 7 eurocents for outgoing and incoming calls respectively. To these rates you add VAT. Broadband access is still expensive.
7:26 am on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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That is within EU? What do you pay outside the EU?

The problem is that there is no real competition - very few people look at roaming rates when they choose a carrier.

In many cases the best solution is to get a per-paid local connection. In most countries as SIM is free of cheap - of course you to ensure your phone is not locked.