EU Roaming Rules – The Digital Single Market

13th April 2017
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13th April 2017 gecko

EU Roaming Rules have changed.

EU Roaming Rules mean roaming in Europe on your mobile device will be charged at the same rate you pay in your home country from the 15th June 2017. Great news for all the expected visitors to events during #Pafos2017 and the European Capital of Culture ceremonies. And, with the good 3G and 4G coverage we experience in #Cyprus, this just made it easier for visitors to get online without seeking out café WiFi first.

The European Commission works to reduce roaming tariffs when travelling in the EU. EU roaming rules had already dropped substantially since the end of April 2016, and this further reduction is a huge success for tourists and business travellers alike. Hopefully, there will be little or no more so called “Bill Shock” when you get back home!

“Roam like at home for no extra fee”

Making calls, sms and internet roaming will cost the same in any EU country from the 15th June 2017. “Goodbye roaming,” tweeted the EU lawmaker Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, who negotiated these wholesale rates on behalf of the European Parliament.

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Member States’ national telecoms regulators must ensure that mobile phone operators comply with the new rules on data roaming and the lower prices of voice calls. In certain cases (e.g. domestic bundles including unlimited data) a small surcharge (< 0.77 €cent/MB) may be applied beyond a certain limit.


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