No more data roaming charges within EU
After long negotiations, the EU parliament and the member states finally has agreed on a preliminary package whose aim is to liquidate the digital boundaries of the union.
The EU parliament wanted to abolish charges altogether promptly, but the member states have called for a transitional period. Therefore, they have compromised the following solution; in April 2016 a ceiling will be set for roaming charges and in June 2017 the charges will be completely abolished.
From April 2016, telecom operators will not be able to add a surcharge of more than:
- € 0,05 (3,5p) extra per minute for calls
- € 0,02 extra per SMS sent
- € 0,05 extra per megabyte of data used.