Skip to comments.EU to end mobile (cellphone) roaming charges next year
Posted on 06/15/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Roaming fees for voice calls, texts and internet access will effectively be completely scrapped under the proposals, which are part of a broader effort to create a single European telecoms market.
The group of 27 European Commissioners voted in Brussels on Tuesday to drive the package through in time for the European elections in May next year, to come into force as soon as 1 July 2014.
They expect the death of roaming charges to typically wipe 2 percent off mobile operators revenues
The reforms are designed to encourage radical consolidation of European mobile network operators. A source familiar with the plans said the European Commission believes there are far too many companies offering services across the 27 member states and that the fragmentation is a barrier to badly-needed investment. Without upgrades, mobile networks will buckle under the pressure of the rapid growth in internet traffic, it is feared.
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The big-government/big-corporate criminal complex wants its monopoly, and it wants is now.
Small businesses are an obstacle. They don't want a bigger pie, they just want the whole pie.
Nothing makes stuff cheaper than “too many” companies. Thanks Olog-hai.