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#Roaming Charges

# roaming-charges - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today

“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.

# roaming-charges - Friday 9 June, 2017

New EU roaming allowances: Here's what phone companies will be charging from next week

The new rules will be a huge improvement for customers – but don’t be fooled by the ‘roam like at home’ slogan.

# roaming-charges - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Ask an expert: Your questions about contracts, bills, and roaming charges

What is a fair-usage policy? And can you just break a contract if you’re not happy?

# roaming-charges - Friday 10 March, 2017

'Don't have the wool pulled over their eyes': Comreg to investigate Three over roaming charges

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock wants Comreg to investigate potential breaches of EU law as a “matter of urgency”.

# roaming-charges - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Warning that Brexit could make roaming charges higher

That’s according to MEP Deirdre Clune, who raised the issue today.

# roaming-charges - Saturday 30 April, 2016

EU roaming charges have just been slashed. Here's what you'll be paying from today

Lower fees for mobile phone use in Europe come into effect today.

# roaming-charges - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

EU roaming charges: here's what you'll be paying for texts and calls next year

And we won’t have to worry about extra charges in two years’ time.

# roaming-charges - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

# roaming-charges - Thursday 3 April, 2014

EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges

The new legislation prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from giving preferential treatment to its own services and from blocking other services that may compete against their own offerings.

# roaming-charges - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015

The European Commission says it expects a final agreement of the legislation by December 2014.

# roaming-charges - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Roaming charges in the EU could be banned soon

The new legislative package launched today could bring the end to roaming charges and compulsory 24 month contracts.

# roaming-charges - Friday 28 June, 2013

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

# roaming-charges - Saturday 22 June, 2013

What's on the EU's digital agenda? Free roaming, 4G and a better Internet for kids sits down with the head of the EU’s Digital Agenda Robert Madelin for a Q&A.

# roaming-charges - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year

The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda today also called for the parliament to take real action on cybercrime.

# roaming-charges - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Mobile roaming charges to drop as MEPs vote for cuts

Using your mobile abroad will cost less from July – with limits on data charges for the first time.

# roaming-charges - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Mobile roaming charges to fall again under new EU deal

A new price cap should be enforced in time for this year’s holiday season – with data charges among those to fall.

# roaming-charges - Monday 13 February, 2012

Vodafone to pay €400,000 penalty over roaming charges

ComReg said the mobile operator was breaking EU regulations on the charges it applied to its Irish customers.

# roaming-charges - Thursday 5 August, 2010

DESPITE THE EU’S claims that mobile users will no longer be shocked by the cost of their calls abroad, travellers taking the ferry are still being charged high rates for calls made on board. Ferry passengers pay up to three times the regular roaming rate for a mobile call, according to Newstalk’s Breakfast Show.

Demot Jewell from the Consumers’ Association of Ireland said that some callers have been charged €5 a minute.

EU roaming regulations which impose fixed maximum tariffs across the EU came into effect at the start of July. But a loophole in the law means that the mobile service used by ferries is not covered by max roaming charge limitations.

RTÉ reports that the service used by Irish Ferries and Stena Line said that call charges are determined by the user’s mobile operator, but special satellite technology involved in making the call pushes that price up.