The European Union had initially planned to stop roaming charges in Europe by the end of 2015, although back in March we heard that it could take until 2018 for the charges to be stopped.
We now have a date on when roaming charges in Europe will come to an end, June 2017, this is part of a new agreement which also has some new rules on Net Neutrality.
So from June 2017, when you travel in Europe and use your mobile phone, you will pay exactly the same for calls, texts and data as you do in your home country.
Before the rules come into place in June of 2017, the roaming prices will be dropped and in April 2016, mobile carriers will only be able to charge an extra €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 per text message and €0.05 per MB of data before taxes.
The new rules on roaming charges in Europe are pretty clear, although the new rules on Net Neutrality are apparently less clear and it doesn’t outline what will be done to service providers who break the rules.
Source The Verge
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