The European Union has plans to out an end to roaming charges in Europe by 2016, and they has also been cutting the current charges in Europe over the last twelve months.
Now the European Commission has introduced some new caps, which will effectively cut the current data roaming charges in Europe by half this summer, and also reduce roaming call charges significantly.
At the moment, there is a cap of 24 cents for making a call, this will be reduced to 19 cents, and the cost of receiving a call will be reduced from 7 cents per minute to 5 cents per minute.
Sensing text messages will also be cheaper this summer, it currently costs 8 cents per text this will be reduced to 6 cents, but the big saving will come with data. 1MB of data currently costs 45 cents, this will now be reduced to 20 cents per MB, which is a saving of around 55 percent.
The plans by the EU is to have all roaming charges abolished in Europe by the end of 2015, which means in 2016, when you travel in Europe, you will just pay the same for your calls, texts and data as you would at home. This cant come soon enough for some people, as the mobile carriers have managed to get away with extortionate charges for years when you are traveling abroad.
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