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# roaming - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Since EU roaming charges were scrapped, Irish phone use abroad has skyrocketed

Between July and September last year, data usage by Irish citizens travelling in the EU increased by 218%.

# roaming - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From The42 Openside Butler excited at challenge facing him and Connacht Roaming

Openside Butler excited at challenge facing him and Connacht

‘The emphasis is on guys taking ownership.’

# roaming - 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 - Friday 9 June, 2017

Poll: Do you take your phone on holiday abroad? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you take your phone on holiday abroad?

Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.

# roaming - 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 - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

# roaming - Friday 13 May, 2016

COMPETITION: Tell us what motivates you to get fit to win annual roaming membership to all FLYEfit gyms

We want to hear all your inspiration and motivation.

# roaming - 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 - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Roaming charges are (finally) set to be scrapped from June 2017

No more expensive calls home thanks to a landmark EU ruling

# roaming - Monday 1 June, 2015

Going abroad? Here's why you should get a local SIM

In certain cases, it can save you money.

# roaming - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Bad news for travellers- roaming charges are going nowhere yet

The EU Parliament wants them stopped but the EU Council says more time is needed.

# roaming - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Travelling outside the EU? Be careful as roaming charges are on the up

Irish mobile operators have almost doubled the cost of roaming charges outside the EU in the space of six months.

# roaming - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

It's now cheaper to use your phone in the EU

The changes are thanks to the European Commission, with the hope of removing roaming charges altogether,.

# roaming - 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 - Thursday 15 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 101 things Irish people always say on holidays Fierce Close This post contains videos

101 things Irish people always say on holidays

What time is it at home?

# roaming - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers

Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?

# roaming - 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 - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From The42 Alex Cuthbert must not have mobile roaming on the Lions Tour Serious Bill

Alex Cuthbert must not have mobile roaming on the Lions Tour

The Welsh winger has some sweet-talking to do with the O2 collections department.

# roaming - Friday 14 June, 2013

Cork company is named the EU's best technology startup

Trustev aims to help companies verify the identity of potential customers using ‘social fingerprinting’ to counteract fraud.

# roaming - 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 - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Faulty iPhone leaves owner with €23,196 phone bill

A man’s phone was downloading massive amounts of data without his knowledge – leaving him with a bill for thousands.

# roaming - Monday 7 January, 2013

NI committee wants to ban roaming charges within Ireland

Sinn Féin has won approval to approach the Oireachtas communications committee and examine whether roaming can be banned.

# roaming - 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 - 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 - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

MEPs vote to make further cuts to roaming charges

A Brussels committee votes to lower the ceiling for roaming charges within the EU, with call charges set to fall by June.

# roaming - 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 - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Travellers will be able to choose which network to roam with

New EU rules will mean temporary ‘roaming contracts’ – forcing mobile networks to become more competitive for travellers.

# roaming - Friday 1 July, 2011

Making mobile calls when abroad now costs less

The cost of roaming calls in Europe is now cheaper thanks to EU rules.

# roaming - 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.