European Commission to propose roaming and data charges slash with 40% and more by 2014
0. phoneArena posted on 16 May 2011, 07:23
40% reduction in roaming charges to EUR 0.24 per minute, and data charges of EUR 0.9 per 1MB, compared to EUR 2.5 now, will go into a European Commission proposal in the next weeks, ready to be rammed down carriers' throats...
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1. android_hitman posted on 16 May 2011, 07:32 5 0
can't wait for this. carriers are blood sucking money vampires :)
2. bluechrism (unregistered) posted on 16 May 2011, 08:44 3 0
In the US this would be seen as total abuse of power, and to be fair it is overreach by the EU. But then again, at the same time, this is at least governments looking out more for the citizen than the business and an example of how Euopean regulators (although it's overreach because the Europan Comission isn't a regulator like the FCC or Ofcom is) actually regulate an industry and clamp down on systemic overcharging.