EU sets up mobile roaming charges site

In an effort to lower roaming fees within the EU, the European Commission has launched a Web site comparing operators' roaming fees that occur within its 25 member states. The Commission found that subscribers face charges ranging from €0.58 to more than €5 per minute. The Web site claims that British tourists in Italy are charged 50 percent more for mobile calls made and received than do French tourists traveling in the country. The Commission plans to update the Web site every six months. In the past the group alleged mobile phone companies in Germany and the UK charged excessive wholesale tariffs to other operators.

For more on the EU's efforts to lower roaming fees:
- turn your attention to this piece from the BBC