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roaming policy

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EU abolishes mobile roaming charges

Written by Cornelia Klugman. As of 15 June 2017, all European Union (EU) residents can use their mobile phones throughout the EU without additional charges. Consumers saved €9.6 billion between 2009 and 2013 thanks to lower roaming charges. A genuine digital single market would bring additional growth of €415 billion per year. Almost all EU … Continue reading

Roam like at home by default

Written by Mar Negreiro, The end of roaming costs within the EU – promised at the political level for over a decade – seems near. Four successive regulations decreased (but did not end) roaming charges for calls, text messages and data by more than 90 %. In 2015, the Council of the EU and the … Continue reading

Consumer protection in the EU: Policy overview

Written by Jana Valant The final consumption expenditure of households currently accounts for 57% of EU gross domestic product. A single market that serves consumers well is therefore an important element to stimulating Europe’s economic growth. The Council Resolution of 14 April 1975 on a preliminary programme of the European Economic Community for a consumer … Continue reading

2014: a great year in European politics? A great year on the EPRS Think Tank Blog

Written by Clare Ferguson 2014 was an interesting year for us at the EPRS. Debate on all things European broke out all over, with the European elections in May, a new European Commission, and increasingly vocal arguments for and against integration, independence, immigration and invigoration of the EU economy. Not surprisingly then, our top posts … Continue reading

The Added Value of EU policy on Mobile telephone roaming charges [European Added Value in Action]

See also a related infographic on the topic // Download a PDF version of this document. Written by Eva Casalprim Background International roaming allows a customer of a mobile network operator in one country to obtain telephone services – whether voice, SMS or data – from an operator in another country. The service provider ensures that the consumer … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

A roaming-free Europe in 2015

Updated on 8 November 2013 The issue of roaming has been the subject of three regulations since 2007: The first one was Regulation (EC) No 717/2007, which introduced the first caps for voice calls (i.e. the “Eurotariff) and set a number of transparency provisions to help to ensure that consumers were well informed.  A second regulation from 2009,  Regulation … Continue reading

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