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EU Commission pushes for barring roaming charges by 2016

12 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
EU Commission pushes for barring roaming charges by 2016 - read the full textThe EU Commission's new Connected Continent plan proposal envisions the barring of all roaming charges and the boosting of broadband speeds to allow for more affordable communications and higher quality internet access to whole Europe. The move is already proving quite unpopular with telecoms,...

 

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> In reply to Haridenberg @ 2013-09-12 20:48 from mjFH - click to readA definitive NO!
It just means they cannot charge you any extra fees for Roaming, but you still have to pay for your communications just like you were in your home country.

In fact, that is the most eloquent way of putting it, regardless of which EU country you are currently passing-through you pay for your communications just like you were in your home country.

Mind you this doesn't mean the international calls suddenly become national! For instance, if you are from the UK and passing-through say Germany, when you call a German number in Germany you will be charged just like calling a German number from the UK -- no added fees (but nor like another UK number).

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  • 2013-09-12 21:01
  • HBa$

> In reply to Haridenberg @ 2013-09-12 20:48 from mjFH - click to readit means that you can buy a phone anywhere in europe and travel to another country within europe and wont be charged for roaming fees.

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  • 2013-09-12 20:57
  • j8wI

Does this mean that telecommunications throughout Europe would be free?!

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  • 2013-09-12 20:48
  • mjFH

> In reply to [deleted post]Err how is that connected to this story??

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  • 2013-09-12 20:31
  • nCc7

> In reply to [deleted post]If they delete commission u can live in uk and buy phone in germany that will be nice for customer let them fight for customers

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  • 2013-09-12 20:06
  • MVg6

> In reply to [deleted post]...that makes sense...
Wait, what??

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  • 2013-09-12 20:05
  • pVNM

Proud to live in Europe.With that net neutrality law enforce the plans of David Cameron to censor the internet in UK are shattered.

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  • 2013-09-12 19:51
  • 0Ub8

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