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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New lower EU roaming charges effective tomorrow

New European ‘roaming’ charges come into effect from tomorrow, 1st July 2009. These are the maximum capped rates agreed by the European Commission; individual networks can charge less if they wish.

Customers on standard mobile tariffs will pay no more than €0.11 excl. VAT (around 11p incl. VAT) for sending a text message while abroad in the EU. The maximum cost for making calls will be €0.43 (42p incl. VAT) per minute and receiving calls will be €0.19 per minute.

A cap on wholesale data charges of €1 per megabyte downloaded will also be implemented, although it’s not yet known how this will affect consumer pricing. For example, the 3 UK network charges £1.25 per MB - which it describes as "the lowest standard price of any UK network in Europe".

It’s important to note that customers who’ve chosen a special ‘roaming’ tariff option from their network – such as Vodafone Passport or Orange Favourite Countries – are excluded from the capped charges… and they only apply to countries that are members of the European Union. [EU journal; EC press release; 3 UK press release]

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7/1/2009 6:01 PM

"The roaming-rip off is now coming to an end thanks to the determined action of the European Commission, the European Parliament and all 27 EU Member States", says the EU telecoms commissioner: ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/itemlongdetail.cfm?item_id=5097

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