EU voting to make phone use more affordable

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By NTD Newsroom
April 25, 2017World News
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European ministers decided on April 25 to reduce the cost of using cellphones.

The European Commission proposed steady annual reductions for maximum charges for data, calls, and texts.

We adopted two legal acts. The first was to end the mobile roaming charges and the second to pave the way for the 5G technology by legislating on the coordinated use of this 700 megahertz frequency band for wireless connectivity,” said Maltese Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Ian Borg.

In order to support the new 5G technology standard and to acknowledge the ubiquity and necessity of cellphone usage in the modern world, the EC instituted caps that it will review biannually.

Part of the motivation for the cost cuts was a desire to show EU nations that membership did bring with it privileges.

With the U.K. leaving and France arguing the issue, the EU wants to polish its image.

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