EU to End Mobile Roaming Charges Next Year

From next year mobile phone users across the European Union will not be subject to annoying roaming charges! This is after officials have voted to fast-track major reforms of telecoms regulations.

Roaming charges for texts, voice and internet data will be banned under these new proposals. A vote on Tuesday has forced these proposed changes through the system, they could come into effect by 1 July 2014.

These changes to regulations are expected to remove 2% off of mobile operators revenues – boo hoo. The EU is arguing that the banning of such charges will increase the use of mobile phones in the long run across the continent, potentially increasing revenue. This is clearly great news for frequent travellers. [telegraph]