European roaming charges to be scrapped

European roaming charges to be scrapped

Calls and internet data will be same costs in UK

Calls and internet data will be same costs in UK

The change will come into effect next year
The change will come into effect next year

The European Parliament has voted to get rid of roaming fees for mobile phones when travelling abroad.

It means that from December 2015 UK holidaymakers will be able to make calls and download internet data in another EU country for the same cost that applies at home.

The change is expected to come into force on 15 December 2015 after approval from EU governments.

Roaming charges were reduced last year after the EU put rules into place that forced operators to cap their fees.

According to the BBC, a European Commission survey in February found 94% of Europeans use their phones less to avoid high charges, with stories regularly in the news about huge bills they have to cough up when returning from a holiday.

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