02 September 2008

EU - Vodafone warning on fees shake-up

Vodafone has warned that 40 million mobile phone users in Europe might switch off their handsets because of proposed EU reforms to call charges. Cuts in termination rates - the amount one network charges another to connect a call - sought by Brussels could be damaging to the industry, it said. If mobile firms had to raise fees to make up the loss, users could leave in droves, its research showed.