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Roaming charges being abolished in EU

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 3:24pm
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Roaming charges being abolished in EU

You won't have to pay roaming charges in the EU - but if you go as far as Moscow, you will.

Roaming charges being abolished in EU

You won't have to pay roaming charges in the EU - but if you go as far as Moscow, you will.

MEP Nessa Childers the European Parliament is saying this morning that roaming charges are being abolished.

The independent MEP said from Brussels shortly after the vote: “We all know of at least one horror story: somebody goes abroad, uses the internet to locate their hotel, calls home a couple of times – and then inadvertently they notch up charges totalling hundreds of euro.

“I’m delighted that the EU has ruled that from December of next year, these charges will be a thing of the past,” she said.

She noted that people going outside the EU will still have to keep on an eye on phone usage, “but it’s a good day for consumers when travellers to the European Union’s 28 member states will soon pay the exact same for calls, texts and internet use as they do at home”.

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