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Lycamobile Spain without “Roam like at home”

The June 15th and the arrival of free roaming to Europe came. After years of battle in Brussels, a European regulation obliges all operators to allow their customers to use their national rates within the borders of the Union and associated countries without any extra cost, for calls as well as messages and data. Equally, the regulation left a gap…

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MPs call for end to international call charges in EU

Dutch political party D66 has called for the EU to scrap extra costs for making international calls within the EU. While consumers no longer pay surcharges for mobile roaming in the EU since 15 June, they still pay more to call other EU countries from home. D66 MP Jan Paternotte told Nu.nl that the Dutch government should take a stand…

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Arcep grants roaming derogation to 11 providers

French regulator Arcep has granted 11 companies a derogation from the new EU roaming regulation, allowing them to apply surcharges still to retail roaming. READ MORE: France Telecom Market According to the decisions published on the Arcep website, the companies are Adista, Afone, Budget Telecom, Euro-Information Telecom, Euroditel, International Telecommunication Network, ITC Ariane Services, MC Infinity, Scopelec, Sybord and Thales…

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Batelco adds 11 global networks to roaming packages

Bahrain’s leading digital communications services provider Batelco has added 11 new international networks to its data roaming packages to boost its services for customers ahead of the holiday season. The great value roaming packages are now available for Batelco’s customers in 60 locations including popular destinations such as the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Indonesia and Turkey, said a statement from…

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Balkan countries to request EC to eliminate roaming fees

The ministers in charge of telecommunications from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia have agreed to send a letter to the European Commission requesting that the decision to abolish roaming in EU countries be extended to these four countries. READ MORE: Abolition of Roaming Charges in EU Does Not Lead to Lower Costs. Here is why. According to the…

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Aero2 runs international roaming promotion

Aero2 has introduced an international roaming promotional offer, to be valid until 14 September. READ MORE: E&Y Poland publishes report on roam-like-home and predict significant losses for operators The operator is charging PLN 0.10 to PLN 0.18 per minute and SMS/MMS. Data will cost PLN 10 per gigabyte until 14 July and PLN 0.04 per megabyte from 15 July to…

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UPC Switzerland intros new mobile plans with EU roaming

UPC Switzerland announced the launch of new mobile subscriptions including ‘roam like home’ in Europe. Customers can browse the web, make calls and send texts in the EU on the same terms as in Switzerland. The three new subscriptions from UPC – Mobile Europe Flat 1,000, 4,000 and 10,000 – will offer data volumes of 1,000, 4,000 or 10,000 MB…

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Polish telecoms complied with EU rules

Poland’s four major mobile telecom operators, Orange Polska, T-Mobile Polska, P4 and Polkomtel, have largely complied with the EEA roam-like-at-home rule which came into effect June 15, but the solution need not be permanent, the daily Rzeczpospolita reports. If the rule entails significant losses, a telecom can seek regulatory consent to charge higher fees. READ MORE: E&Y Poland publishes report on…

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Free: increasing the mobile Internet data volume 25GB/month for €19.99 a month

Free is once again enhancing its Free Mobile Plan (€15.99/month for Freebox subscribers, €19.99/month otherwise) by increasing the mobile Internet data volume from more than 35 countries to 25GB/month, all year long. The Free Mobile Plan remains the most generous deal at this price (€15.99/month for Freebox subscribers, €19.99/month otherwise). The Free Mobile Plan roaming offer includes the following, all year round: –…

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Roaming ends, but at what cost?

A European Union law to abolish roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad came into force on Thursday 15 June. Residents of EU countries will now be able to make wireless calls, use data, and send texts without any additional roaming charges when they travel anywhere in the EU. The Roam Like at Home (RLAH) campaign is the culmination…

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