Phone bill caps come into effect

Phone bill caps come into effect

A new cap on the use of mobile phones in Europe came into effect yesterday. The 50 Euro restriction on the cost of using a phone to answer emails or access internet abroad has been introduced to stop customers receiving astronomical bills. Meanwhile, the maximum price for making a roaming call will be cut to 39 cents per minute (excluding VAT), instead of the current 43 cents. To receive calls travellers will pay a maximum of 15 cents per minute (excluding VAT), instead of 19 cents. The cost of making and receiving calls when abroad in the EU will now be 73% cheaper than in 2005, when the EU first started to tackle excessive roaming charges. However, research from budgetplaces.com has revealed that many passengers think the figure is still ‘too high’. Managing Director, John Erceg described the EU roaming cap as a positive step to prevent enormous bills on returning from abroad, but added that more than 60% of UK travellers believe that

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