About: roaming caps

Brexit 13-09-2018

New passport and driving permits needed to enter EU after Brexit, UK warns

A new passport and international driving permit could be among the unwanted shopping list facing the British in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the UK government admitted on Thursday (13 September).
Digital 06-06-2018

EU caps price of international phone calls in landmark telecoms overhaul

Lawmakers agreed to cap the price of phone calls and SMS messages between EU countries and sealed a deal to encourage investment in fast internet networks during a late-night meeting on Wednesday (6 June).
Digital 05-12-2017

Gabriel to present plan in May to slash mobile roaming fees with Western Balkans

Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner in charge of digital policies, will announce a plan to get rid of mobile fees between the EU and Western Balkan countries at a May 2018 summit in Bulgaria.
Digital 03-10-2017

MEPs approve softened telecoms investment rules, price cap on international calls

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) approved a sweeping telecoms bill on Monday (2 October) that watered down an EU proposal to spur network investment and added a controversial price cap on calls between member states.
Digital 26-09-2017

Europeans used phones more during first summer without roaming fees

The European Commission is claiming another victory after the first summer without mobile roaming fees inside the EU resulted in a surge of call and data use by travellers, according to a new Eurobarometer survey.
Digital 05-09-2017

MEPs want to lower prices for international phone calls

MEPs want to put a price cap on calls and text messages from one EU country to another, arguing those rates are outrageously high for many consumers.
Digital 15-06-2017

Mobile roaming fees disappear, but MEPs want more EU rules

European mobile phone contracts are required to charge domestic rates for calls, SMS and data use when users travel in the EU starting today (15 June), capping off a ten-year fight to get rid of roaming fees.
Digital 01-02-2017

‘Goodbye roaming’: EU clears final hurdle to end mobile charges abroad

The European Union clinched a preliminary deal early on Wednesday (31 January) to cap wholesale charges telecom operators pay each other when their customers use their mobile phones abroad, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees in June.
Digital 02-12-2016

Ministers agree on ‘sustainably’ ending roaming charges

The Council agreed on a solution to end roaming fees in 2017, while lessening the impact on mobile operators. But consumer organisations warned against operators hiking domestic prices as compensation.
Digital 25-10-2016

EU considers concession to telecom firms to end roaming charges

Mobile telecoms operators across Europe could be allowed to charge each other higher fees for keeping customers connected when they travel abroad, under a Spanish proposal to help firms recoup their costs when roaming charges are abolished.
Digital 03-06-2015

Europe split on abolition of mobile roaming charges

The European Union's ambition to end mobile roaming charges for citizens travelling across the continent is being stymied by member states backing their national operators, officials say.

EU document: Mobile roaming fees should remain until 2018

 Mobile operators such as Vodafone and Orange would be allowed to continue levying roaming charges over the next three years, according to an EU document, defying European lawmakers' proposal to scrap the fees by the end of this year.
Digital 24-09-2014

EU considers delaying end of mobile roaming charges

The elimination of roaming fees for using mobile phones EU countries could be delayed, in what would be a win for big European telecoms operators at the expense of consumers, according to a draft EU proposal.
Digital 09-02-2012

Telecom firms unite against EU mobile price caps

In a rare show of unity, telecom firms large and small have rejected European Parliament plans to further lower price caps on mobile phone calls passed abroad – the so-called roaming regulation – saying it will squeeze out new competitors from the market.
Digital 14-12-2011

Roaming overhaul faces national hurdles, delays

Neelie Kroes, the EU's Digital Agenda Commissioner, is under intense pressure from member states that are threatening to delay or water down her proposal to abolish cross-border tariffs on mobile phone calls within Europe by 2016.
Digital 29-06-2010

EU caps mobile roaming prices, again

Consumers will soon pay less to use their mobile phones abroad as new EU price caps on roaming are due to come into force this week.
Digital 09-06-2010

EU wins roaming battle against telecoms giants

Telecoms giants suffered defeat yesterday (8 June) after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the European Commission was right to set price caps on mobile roaming charges.