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EE’s Being Accused of Throttling Roaming Data, Meaning You Could Have To Pay More On Holiday

EE customers not on the firm’s top-end data tariff have complained they are receiving sloth-like speeds of 2Mbps when using data abroad. On its Free EU Roaming support page, EE said: “4GEE Max customers will get our fastest available speeds at home and abroad. But please note: maximum speeds will be dependent on the local network and may not be…

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CTU investigates Vodafone tariff changes, rejects MVNO roaming charges

Czech regulator CTU published its monthly monitoring report, informing on the ongoing investigation into the cancellation of the Fair tariffs by Vodafone Czech Republic, as well as the rejection of applications from three MVNOs to apply roaming surcharges. CTU is leading an inquiry into Vodafone Czech Republic’s cancellation of the Fair tariffs, namely whether the operator had informed subscribers of…

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FAS allows one operator to delay roaming changes to December

Russian federal competition watchdog FAS has allowed one of Russia’s mobile operators to delay implementing the regulator’s order to end national roaming fees. The regulator didn’t specify which of the four major mobile operators. The operator requested an extension of the deadline to implement the roaming decision and was granted a new date of 15 December. READ MORE: EAEU might drop…

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EAEU might drop roaming charges

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) might abolish roaming charges within its borders in 2018-2019, according to head of Russian Antimonopoly Service Anatoly Golomolzin, TASS reports.   Recently Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina Matvienko offered to drop roaming charges between Russia and Belarus. READ MORE: Russia investigates mobile operators over local roaming fees The initiative was supported by Belarusian President Alexander…

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BH Telecom extends Travel package offer until 14 September

Bosnian operator BH Telecom has extended the validity of the Travel roaming package until 14 September. In the Travel 0 package, calls to Bosnia are billed BAM 0.22/minute; the cost of an SMS is BAM 0.07; and 1 MB of mobile internet costs BAM 0.15. READ MORE: Bosnia loses mobile subscribers in Q1 In the Travel 1, 2 and 3 packages,…

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M:tel offers 200 GB with m:go tourist package

Montenegrin operator m:tel is offering 200 GB of internet for users of the m:go tourist packages. After activating the package, users can use the 200 GB at maximum speed over three days, after which the speed drops. With every top-up made by 30 September, users get an additional 200 GB at maximum speed. READ MORE: Montenegro end-June mobile phone users up…

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Megafon appeals against FAS ruling on national roaming

Russian mobile operator Megafon plans to submit an appeal to a court against federal competition watchdog FAS, reports Vedomosti. The appeal concerns the regulator’s order to stop charging extra for national roaming. Megafon considers that it is impossible to comply with the requirements of the watchdog. READ MORE: Russia orders end to national roaming charges within 2 weeks Earlier this month, FAS…

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Sure brings back free roaming calls

Customers on the Sure mobile network will now be able to receive calls for free again when using their phones in Europe. The carrier this month announced it was after moves by Manx Telecom to lower roaming charges for its pay monthly users, by way of an optional ‘Roaming Booster’ tariff. Sure customers were originally able to receive calls free of…

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CCA’s LTE Roaming Hub Now Serving 65M Subscribers

The Competitive Carriers Association’s LTE Roaming Hub has reached a new milestone, serving 65 million subscribers across 25 countries. Developed by Transaction Network Services (TNS), the Hub was launched four years ago to help competitive wireless carriers work together more easily to deliver broader footprints for their customers. The Hub provides a single point of interconnection to the CCA community…

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Quarter of Dutch use data roaming during summer holidays

Around a quarter of the Dutch have used their mobile phones for roaming abroad this summer holiday season. Since 15 June, they no longer pay extra for roaming in the EU, but not all consumers appear aware of this yet. Research by the Telecompaper Consumer Insights Panel found that 24 percent of the Dutch used mobile data roaming this summer…

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