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Kroes criticises carriers’ “outrageous” roaming charges

EU Commissioner Neelie Kroeas says roaming charges are "outrageous"

Less than a week after the European Commission enforced regulations requiring mobile operators to further cut roaming tariffs within the EU, Commissioner Neelie Kroes has said Brussels will now move to end what she termed “roaming rip-offs.” Speaking at a press conference at the Commission headquarters on Wednesday, Kroes announced a “fundamental new approach” that would increase competition in the market and lower prices for consumers.

Dawn of the Eurotariff

This weekend saw the arrival of Viviane Reding’s much-vaunted Eurotariff. The European Commissioner for Information Society and Media has been aggressively pushing for a “fairer” deal on roaming for subscribers who travel across borders. Sunday was the official deadline for European carriers to introduce tariffs no higher than 49 eurocents per minute for calls made [...]

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