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Roaming charges in the EU

The “roaming charge” refers to the cost of using mobile communications (typically with a mobile phone) to make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services, when travelling outside the geographical area of the user’s home network and using another network in the location they are visiting. (Eurostat) Wholesale prices refer to the amount network operators charge each other for carrying traffic, whereas the caller is charged the retail price.

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  1. I dont know anyone who just has a flat fee phone either on Billpay of PAYG everyone has bundles so no hidden costs.If you travel it is still a cost on top of your standard agreement unless your with “3 mobile” which covers calls texts & data if your on a 3 network in another country when it becomes just like the rest. When people roam they should just buy a local sim & stop moaning. Roaming costs are an expense to the network, why should kids & OAP’s that never travel subsidise business users & wealthy individuals that can afford to travel to other countries. Users that live next to land bordered countries should just buy a duel sim phone they dont cost anymore in gact most cost a lot less or just switch off roaming & use wifi

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    Posted by Joe Thorpe | July 25, 2014, 14:26

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