The EU Commission is all set to present plans that would force mobile carriers in the EU to cut roaming charges, according to reports in European newspapers. Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding will introduce measures to limit the price each country can impose on each other at wholesale as well as the charges they demand from punters. The plans also reportedly wipe out charging customers for receiving calls while abroad, meaning national rates apply internationally, at least while in the EU. Many within the industry claim the measures will force them to simply raise national rates. The 25 other EU commissioners still need to weigh in on the proposal, which could become law by Q3 of next year.
For more on the EU roaming debate:
- see this article from The Register