EU caps smartphone roaming prices to fight 'rip-offs'

Yesterday we reported that the European Parliament had given the go ahead for roaming data caps to be introduced.TechRadar has now heard back from the UK networks, and we're please to say that the mood seems to be positive.The caps will come into effect from July, with new limits set at 90 cents (72p) a MB and calls at 29 cents (23p) per minute. Data will eventually drop to 50 cents (40p) by 2014.Networks fully behind the capsO2 told TechRadar: "We will be fully compliant with these new regulations when they come into effect in July.""Since July 2010 we've applied a 40 cap to data usage both inside and outside the EU, allowing customers to use data abroad knowing that they will not be charged more than 40 in any one billing period."A spokesperson for the Vodafone Group said: "Vodafone has led the industry in offering roaming services that are innovative and affordable, whatever the regulatory environment. "In terms of data, we're well below the capped rate already. In Europe we offer

EU caps smartphone roaming prices to fight 'rip-offs'

Europeans will pay less roaming charges when using their smartphones or tablets across EU borders from July 1 under new price caps adopted Thursday to end exorbitant bills for consumers.

Thu 10 May 12 from Phys.org

Mobile roaming charges to fall again

Mobile phone roaming charges will fall again from July following a European Parliament vote today.

Thu 10 May 12 from The Independent

Mobile roaming charges to fall again, Thu 10 May 12 from The Independent

Phone roaming charges to fall again, Thu 10 May 12 from The Independent

EU cuts the cost of Europe calls

Regulations to significantly reduce the cost of using a mobile phone abroad have been passed by the European Parliament.

Thu 10 May 12 from BBC Technology

Exclusive: UK networks respond to EU's decision to intro data roaming caps

Yesterday we reported that the European Parliament had given the go ahead for roaming data caps to be introduced.TechRadar has now heard back from the UK networks, and we're please to say that ...

Fri 11 May 12 from Techradar

Roaming data caps for mobiles finally coming to Europe

Travellers in Europe rejoice! Mobile operators are to clamp down on 'bill shocks' and initiate data price capping from July.Currently, data roaming in Europe can be something of an expensive ...

Thu 10 May 12 from Techradar

Britons face cheaper EU roaming charges from July

Millions of Britons holidaying in Europe this summer will have far cheaper mobile phone bills after the European Union gave the green light to strict price caps on "rip-off" mobile data roaming ...

Thu 10 May 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

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