If you take your smartphone abroad, you will have had to pay higher fees for making calls, sending texts and browsing the web. The European Commission is looking to reduce the cost of taking your smartphone abroad and the first set of cuts have come into force today.
Costs of making a call from your mobile whilst abroad in Europe will now be at least 17 percent cheaper than before, costs of receiving a call will now be 12 percent cheaper.
Sending a text message will now be 11 percent cheaper than before, but the big saving will come with data, which will have its price reduced by 36 percent.
The European Commission has also promised further cuts whilst traveling in Europe, hopefully they will be able to abolish roaming charges altogether so we end up paying the same abroad for our calls texts and data as we do whilst traveling in Europe.