T-Mobile US is going to start offering mobile internet access and text messaging in more than 100 countries at no extra charge.
The news follows a recent decision by Three UK to drop roaming charges in seven countries.
Vodafone UK says it has connected 100,000 customers to its 4G tariffs since they were launched seven weeks ago.
The company currently covers much of the Greater London area with its 4G network, along with Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield. Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester are due to be added in the next few weeks.
Mark Bridge writes:
Following Wednesday’s ‘State of the Union’ speech by EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, EC Vice-President Neelie Kroes has emphasised the urgency of changing the way telecoms companies operate across Europe.
Ms Kroes wants to cut red tape, end roaming charges, reduce call costs and introduce ‘net neutrality’ across Europe.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has used his 2013 ‘State of the Union’ speech today to announce plans to reduce phone charges, cut red tape and introduce new consumer rights.
The main parts of the ‘Connected Continent’ package include banning incoming mobile phone call charges while travelling in the EU from July 2014 and cutting the cost of international telephone calls within Europe.
Three UK has announced a deal called ‘Feel At Home’ that’ll see customers being charged at their standard tariff rate when they visit certain countries.
The service is available automatically when customers use their mobile phones in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.