EU reaches mobile roaming dealThe deal will allow EU citizens to ‘roam like at home’ from the middle of this year.
The European Union reached a deal early Wednesday morning that should pave the way for consumers to use their mobile phones throughout the 28-country region without paying roaming fees.
Three-way negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission ended just after midnight with a pact on the pace of slashing rates telecom companies charge each other, according to the office of Parliament’s rapporteur Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, a Finnish member of the Socialists & Democrats.
The bloc agreed to cap wholesale mobile data prices at €7.70 per gigabyte from June 15, decreasing to €6 as of January 1, 2018. The fees will slide to €4.5 per gigabyte in 2019, €3.5 in 2020, €3 in 2021 and then to €2.5 in 2022, Kumpula-Natri’s office said.Source and more: http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-reaches-mobile-roaming-deal/?utm_content=buffer4ae8f