Printed from http://www.electronista.com

EU upholds cellphone roaming caps

updated 12:20 pm EDT, Tue June 8, 2010

EU says roaming charge limits are legal

The European Court of Justice today upheld the decision to cap cellphone roaming charges across the EU. Officials said the EU had the "right" to impose caps to protect subscribers from overly high costs inside Europe. The caps, which will be enforced as of July 1, top out at 0.49 euros ($0.59) per minute for an outgoing call and 0.24 euros ($0.29) for incoming calls, with both data and messaging also having limits.

Carriers have objected to the roaming caps as they believed it cut off a source of profit from Europeans vacationing inside the continent. However, roaming has already gone up in Europe for those carriers that have implemented the caps. The original decision was made as earlier roaming rates allegedly ran against the principles of a united European market.

Before the caps, costs could run as high as 2.70 euros ($3.23) per minute depending on the countries involved. Many have resorted to either turning their phones off or looking for prepaid service in the countries they visit.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. MyRightEye

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2008

    -8

    And you were thinking...

    that fascism died with the n****...

    Think again!

  1. Flying Meat

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Jan 2007

    0

    Just like free speech,

    it ain't that simple. But keep fighting the good fight, Glenn Beck. I'm sure someone is listening.

  1. WiseWeasel

    Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 1999

    +6

    Re: And you were thinking...

    Awwww, the poor, oppressed European carriers now have to content themselves with ONLY $0.59/min, and they must now use lube before raping us. I think I hear the world's smallest violin playing for them.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News