European Union Roaming Fees to End in July 2014

European Union Roaming Fees to End in July 2014

There’s good news for our readers living in any of the 27 European Union countries, As of July 2014, you’ll pay the same rate for calls and data traveling within Europe as you do at home.


The Telegraph, via 9to5Mac:

Consumers will next year be able to use their mobile phones across the European Union for the same price as at home, it is planned, after officials voted to fast-track major reforms of telecoms regulation.

Roaming fees for voice calls, texts and internet access will effectively be completely scrapped under the proposals, which are part of a broader effort to create a single European telecoms market …

Roaming call fees can be outrageous in the EU, with call fees hitting over £1 ($1.56) per minute, and data charges can track up huge amounts for just ordinary usage.

No love for users from the U.S. and other countries however, they’ll still pay the roaming charges when they visit Europe.