EU eliminates roaming fees

George Tzokas
By George Tzokas
June 14, 2017World News
EU eliminates roaming fees

The EU has abolished cellphone roaming fees. Now EU travelers can use their phones anywhere in the zone with no added charge.

“I’ve been in Europe for two weeks spending three pounds a day to be able to use my phone, and tomorrow I don’t have to, and it’s great,” said Charlie Wild, a musician from Scotland touring through Belgium.

It took 10 years of debate to iron out the issue. The resolution allows providers to charge extra for people abuse the privilege. A person cannot sign up for service at a low rate in one country and then move to a country with a higher rate and skate.

For ordinary vacationers and businesspeople crossing EU borders … dial away!

Julie Dublanc, a Parisian who travels frequently for business, said the new rule would “make communication  much easier and also work much easier, when, like us, you need to work in different European countries.”

The new rule includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway as well.

Phone users can thank Britain, to some extent. The EU sealed the deal to make EU membership look more attractive to nations which might be contemplating an exit.


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