Finally after several years battling to cuts the cost of making cross border calls and using data in the another country, the European Commission will get its wish and scrap roaming charges for travelers across the continent.
The European Commission released a draft of the regulation for the Roaming Fair Use Policy.The commission set a limit to 90 days for the surcharge free roaming phone use. It means that costumers will only be able to use their mobile abroad roaming free for a maximum of 3 months, but only for 30 consecutive days at a time.
Moreover, the guidelines specified that users who will return to their home network daily will not be subjected to the count set by the new criteria. Which means that daily users who work across borders will not be charged for their abroad usage.
In addition to this, the new plans will lower call and text message prices to €0.04 per minute and €0.01 per SMS, while data usage is being cut to 0.85 cents (€0.0085) per MB.
The proposed draft will be discussed by member countries and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication, before being adopted by 15 December.