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Vodafone fined €250k for making customers ‘opt in’ to roaming deal without their knowledge

Red Roaming was a package Vodafone offered where you could pay €3 for calls, texts and data while travelling in the EU VODAFONE has paid out €2,500,000 to its customers and has been fined €250,000 for breaching contract change rules. ComReg, the statutory communications regulator, found that the way in which the provider had signed up Pay As You Go customers…

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MTS Names Roy Hess as CEO

MTS – Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq Capital Market: MTSL), a global provider of telecommunications expense management (TEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, and video advertising solutions for online and mobile platforms, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Roy Hess as the Company’s CEO. Mr. Hess is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience building successful global businesses in…

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ACCC won’t force telcos to share coverage

MOBILE roaming, where telcos pay each other to share network in areas serviced by one provider, is not coming to Australia any time soon. In its third inquiry into roaming, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to recommend mobile roaming be mandated in Australia. “There is insufficient evidence to suggest that declaration of a mobile roaming service in regional…

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More mobile roaming

The figure more than doubled, from 15% to 31%, according to a Eurobarometer survey conducted in late August and released by the European Commission on 26 September. According to the commission, across the EU27: “The share of travellers who never used mobile data abroad halved after 15 June 2017 (21%) compared to the months preceding that date (42%).” Nevertheless: “compared to…

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Polkomtel publishes new conditions for EU data roaming for mix tariffs

Polish mobile operator Polkomtel has published new conditions for roaming for mix offers. The size of the data package available for EU roaming will now depend on the contractually agreed regular monthly top-up amount. Mix customers will be able to use from 300 MB to 10 GB of data in EU roaming, depending on national rates for mobile internet. After…

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EU suggests that Armenia reduce roaming tariffs

The European Union suggested that Armenia lower tariffs for roaming, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a briefing with visiting Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on Monday. He said the EU presented a proposal on harmonization and reduction of tariffs for roaming between the EU and the member countries of the Eastern Partnership Program,…

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