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Mobile roaming charges slashed again by the EU, just in time for the summer hols…

Monday, 1 July 2013
Life's a beach... (Photo: Breff/ South West MEP Sir Graham Watson has welcomed the entry into force of new EU caps on mobile phone roaming fees on 1 July which will further reduce the cost of data roaming by over a third and further reduce the cost of making calls and sending messages when visiting another EU country.

From 1 July, the cost of using the internet abroad will reduce by 36%, down to an average of 40p per Megabyte (MB), with the cost of sending a text reduced by 11% to an average of 7p.

Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham said: "These new rates have come in just in time for families heading off on their summer holidays and will help to take the sting out of those shock mobile phone bills. Thanks to the new cap on data usage, checking your emails, social networks or GPS maps while abroad in another EU country will no longer incur sky-high charges.

"But there is still some way to go. Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament are leading the fight to end roaming charges in Europe once and for all, and we will be meeting with EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes this week to see how we can take this forward. Moreover, some service providers have increased roaming fees in non EU countries, so beware!"

Click here for more details on the new capped EU's mobile roaming fees.


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