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EU Plans To End Roaming Charges

The European Union is looking to abolish the exuberant roaming costs imposed on European travellers by their mobile phone company.

According to EU plans, mobile phone operators will be forced to charge the same rate to European customers travelling in member states as they are charged in their own country, effectively ending roaming charges.

The EU has already implemented laws that force mobile phone companies to charge a lesser roaming fee to European travellers visiting member EU states.

According to the Daily Mail, the European Union Commissioner for Europe’s digital agenda, Neelie Kroes is planning to close the gap between domestic and roaming charges by 2015.

“Huge differences between domestic and roaming charges have no place in a true EU single market. We need to address the source of current problems, namely a lack of competition, and to find a durable solution. But we are keeping an open mind on exactly what solution would work,” she said.