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Brussels bans roaming charges on phone calls and texts anywhere in Europe

October 28th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • MEPs currently voted to anathema roaming charges on mobile phone bills
  • From 2017 calls from anywhere in EU contingency cost a same as domestic bills
  • Ukip had done a final embankment to chuck out a proposals in Strasbourg
  • MEP Roger Helmer claimed a devise would see domestic call costs rise

Tom McTague, Deputy Political Editor for MailOnline

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Members of a European Parliament currently voted to anathema mobile phone roaming charges – in a vital boost to British holidaymakers.

Under proposals corroborated in Strasbourg, from 2017 British tourists in Europe will not be charged any some-more for regulating their phone than if they were in a UK.

Instead, phone users will recompense a same cost to make calls, send messages and use information as they would in a UK.

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Under proposals corroborated in Strasbourg, from 2017 British tourists in Europe will not be charged any some-more for regulating their phone than if they were in a UK

Under proposals corroborated in Strasbourg, from 2017 British tourists in Europe will not be charged any some-more for regulating their phone than if they were in a UK

MEPs claimed a pierce is approaching to save a normal British holidaymaker £61 off their mobile phone check any year.

From Apr subsequent year surcharges on phone calls done when abroad will be capped during 3p a minute.

Text messages will usually cost 1p some-more – with information capped during no some-more than 3p per megabyte some-more when abroad.

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said: ‘The finish of fraud roaming fees is a large win for British consumers. This shows what we can grasp when Britain plays a heading purpose in Europe.

‘Driving down costs and origination it easier to transport is what being in a EU is all about.’

Ukip MEPs had done a last-ditch bid to chuck out a skeleton to finish mobile phone roaming charges.

The party’s outspoken MEP Roger Helmer tabled an amendment to kill a proposals, claiming that expelling roaming charges will expostulate adult bills overall.

Ukip MEP Roger Helmer (pictured) launched a last-minute bid to chuck out skeleton to finish mobile phone roaming charges for holiday makers

Ukip MEP Roger Helmer (pictured) launched a last-minute bid to chuck out skeleton to finish mobile phone roaming charges for holiday makers

Mr Helmer pronounced a devise was astray since it penalised those who do not travel.

He also pronounced it would boost a energy of a European Commission over British consumers.

‘UKIP objects to a origination of serve EU regulation, generally when a unelected Commission proposes bad law,’ pronounced Mr Helmer.

‘The bottom line is a patron always pays, and while this law favours visit travellers, we trust that telecom companies will recompense for their detriment of income by bumping adult charges for domestic users who mostly use their phone in a UK.’

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, a business minister, pronounced final month a due understanding ‘shows that a UK can broach genuine remodel in a EU to furnish genuine advantages to consumers in Britain.’ 

 


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