Eliminating roaming charges


Labour MEPs have been at the forefront of the drive to cut (and eventually eliminate) extortionate roaming charges for citizens who use their mobile phones in other EU countries.

The cost of making and receiving calls, sending texts and browsing the internet has come down substantially after the EU intervened to challenge rip-off charges set by mobile operators. Labour MEPs have consistently backed cuts to roaming charges, helping to secure cheaper mobile phone bills for holidaymakers and those who travel within the EU for work.

Agreement has now been reached to end roaming charges from 15 June 2017, which means that mobile phone users will be able to use their inclusive allowances across the EU at no extra cost. A further reduction from June 2016 will ensure that prices continue to fall in the interim period.

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