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EU reaches mobile roaming deal: no more roaming fees!
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:36 »
EU reaches mobile roaming deal



The 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

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Re: EU reaches mobile roaming deal: no more roaming fees!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 04:39 »
Y'know, it all sounds great and awesome, but I'm wondering what the catch is. This just sounds too good to be completely true, I'm sure there's something that will fuck us over.

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Re: EU reaches mobile roaming deal: no more roaming fees!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 08:02 »
Y'know, it all sounds great and awesome, but I'm wondering what the catch is. This just sounds too good to be completely true, I'm sure there's something that will fuck us over.
I was actually thinking the same thing...
Maybe throttling to ~10kb/s?

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Re: EU reaches mobile roaming deal: no more roaming fees!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 04:34 »
Maybe throttling to ~10kb/s?

Apparently there is a net neutrality clause included, so i don't know... (which Proximus is already breaking like crazy, btw)

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Re: EU reaches mobile roaming deal: no more roaming fees!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 09:14 »
About fucking time.

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Re: EU reaches mobile roaming deal: no more roaming fees!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 01:26 »
Maybe throttling to ~10kb/s?

(which Proximus is already breaking like crazy, btw)
No surprises there.