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Data Roaming Charges to remain?

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Bad news for travellers to the EU

European regulators have dropped plans to ban roaming charges and have proposed net neutrality rules allowing privileged access in some cases.

According to documents seen by the BBC, far from ending data roaming charges as was promised, the European Commission has recommended that operators be allowed to add surcharges to their domestic rates

Many of us thought that charges would be dropped or at least reduced from info we had in 2013...It looks as if that may be a long way off now...

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31748592http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31748592

 

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Booo indeed....annoying to say the very least. I lived in hope with this one... travelling as much as I do):smileysad:

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If we didn't pay the high roaming charges networks would be recuperating the lost income by increasing the cost to consumers in the UK. It's disappointing to be honest as I spend half the year out of the UK and I use a foreign sim card combined with TuGo.

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Problem is.....it's one thing that they are remaining....completely different that they may be adding surcharges Evil

The proposals were said to be "transitional" and mindful of "wholesale costs" incurred by the mobile operators.

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The current proposals extend to 2018 and require operators to make small concessions.

Part of the reasoning behind this decision is that charges have been falling and the current wave of acquisitions in the EU telecoms sector shows no sign of abating.
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The current proposals extend to 2018 and require operators to make small concessions.

Part of the reasoning behind this decision is that charges have been falling and the current wave of acquisitions in the EU telecoms sector shows no sign of abating.

You may well be right Nick.....but if Three can 'abolish' their charges (with limits) it's such a pity others can't step up to the mark....:smileysad:

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@Cleoriff wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:
The current proposals extend to 2018 and require operators to make small concessions.

Part of the reasoning behind this decision is that charges have been falling and the current wave of acquisitions in the EU telecoms sector shows no sign of abating.

You may well be right Nick.....but if Three can 'abolish' their charges (with limits) it's such a pity others can't step up to the mark....:smileysad:


If the Three takeover of O2 gets approval and goes ahead, with any luck their 'Feel At Home' policy will also come along with the takeover and apply to all O2 customers as well.

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I really hope so @Bambino  I know I get annoyed because I travel a lot...but this seems such a 'smack in the face' when we hoped for so much more...

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