EU slashes costs of mobile roaming with lower rates starting Monday
The new rules also affect the cost of downloading a map, something many travelers do, checking email and loading pictures. The price for downloading data while roaming will decline by 36% on Monday. Since 2007, the cost to download data while roaming in the EU has dropped by a whopping 91%.
The new rates starting tomorrow, not including taxes, will be 45 cents per MB to surf the web and download data, 24 cents a minute to make a phone call, 7 cents a minute to receive a call and 8 cents to send a text message. The EU says that these rates are down 80% all together since 2007.