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Great news for holiday makers: Mobile roaming charges to be capped

30/03/2012

Great news for UK holiday makers heading to Europe this summer: the EU are enforcing cuts in roaming charges to come into effect just in time for the summer peak holiday season.From July 1 this year the European Commission will enforce a cap on roaming charges.

Travellers using their mobile phones on holiday in Europe will have to pay no more than 24p a minute to make a call, 8p to send a text, or 59p to download a megabyte of data.These latest cuts are part of an ongoing project to reduce the difference between the rates of roaming and domestic calls to zero by 2015.

The vice president of the EU's Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, said “Consumers are fed up with being ripped off by high roaming charges. The new roaming deal gives us a long-term structural solution, with lower prices, more choice and a new smart approach for data and internet browsing.”

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