30/06/2015

Mobile Roaming Charges To End

British visitors to Europe will no longer be subject to additional fees when using their mobile phone abroad.

From June 2017, mobile roaming charges will no loner apply within the EU when making calls, sending text messages or using the internet.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel first called for a move towards the abolition of roaming charges in March 2014. An agreement was reached on the proposals by the EU on Monday night.

Mr Cameron said: "This deal is fantastic news for British consumers and shows that the UK, working with its partners, can deliver real change in Europe, bringing significant benefits for working people. It also shows that the EU can show the flexibility and creativity to deliver changes that benefit people in this country and across Europe."

(JP)

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