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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Today Roaming Costs Less

Today roaming gets cheaper. Thanks to Neelie Kroes, roaming charges to make a call are capped at 15p per minute, receiving a call is 4pm a minute, texts 7p and mobile data can’t cost more than 16p per MB.

In Euros the charges are: €0.19 per minute to make a call, €0.05 per minute to receive calls, €0.06 to send a text and €0.20 per MB.

That has been brought down from yesterday’s levels of €0.24, €0.07, €0.08 and €0.45 respectively.

By the end of next year, Kroes plans to have abolished roaming charges altogether.

Kroes has been criticised for depriving the operators of income which they need to invest adequately in the networks, but the outrageously high charges which operators used to charge for roaming lost them all public sympathy.

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6 Comments

  1. david manners
    July 02, 2014 16:59

    Maybe Putin’s chums own the network operator and he’s trying to do them a favour, SilverMan.

  2. SilverMan
    July 02, 2014 16:55

    I was in Kiev last week. Back here in the UK my 3-2-1 PAYG on three means I get 1MB for 1p.
    In Kiev three’s preferred partner charges £6 for 1MB.
    So when UKraine joins the EU they will reduce roaming charges by 600 times?
    A lot of middle-men will loose their cut there matey.

  3. david manners
    July 02, 2014 09:29

    Yes indeed Dr Bob. I’m off to the Med on Saturday with my bucket and spade. Good old Neelie.

  4. Dr Bob
    July 02, 2014 09:26

    Just in time for the holiday season! :-)

  5. david manners
    July 01, 2014 14:52

    Yes indeed Robtronics, if all the Euro politicians were like Angela Merkel and Neelie Kroes we’d all be EU enthusiasts. We want our elected pols to be on our side, not on the side of, or even worse in the pockets of, the bastards who want to screw us.

  6. robtronics
    July 01, 2014 11:34

    Three and a bit cheers for the good old, sadly maligned and badly misused European Union.

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