Europe mostly ends mobile roaming fees from today


Europeans traveling through the 28 Member State bloc are now able to use their mobile devices more freely, thanks to a top level abolition of mobile roaming charges across the region.

In a joint statement yesterday from the Commission, European parliament and Council, the move is described as “a concrete, positive result for European citizens”.

There are limits, however, with a fair use policy to avoid abuse from so-called permanent roamers; and fees still possible (albeit capped) for very inexpensive plans. Unlimited data will also not necessarily carry over when a subscriber is using their device in another EU country.

But for average mobile users traveling across the EU there shouldn’t be any extra to pay than their normal tariff incurs when they’re at home. (The EC has…

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