Saturday, 30 April 2016

OECD cuts roaming charges in the EU

The EU have finally got around to implementing the OECD's recommendations for reforms to mobile phone roaming charges.

Mobile phone companies have been hiking their prices over the last couple of years to compensate for the £350m loss of income from roaming charges ahead of their abolition in 2017. Big cuts to roaming charges came into effect today, reducing roaming charges by about three quarters.

The OECD tasked regulators and industry bodies with finding ways to reduce or abolish roaming charges, one of which was the EU. Not that you'd know from the self-congratulation from our wise and benevolent masters in Brussels!