30 November 2008

EU - Mobile data price caps approved by EU Telecoms Council

(OUT-LAW News)
EU citizens travelling in other EU countries must be charged no more than €0.11 plus VAT per text message compared to the current EU average of €0.29 if the European Parliament backs a proposal that was approved by telecoms ministers. Data downloads will also be capped at €1 per megabyte for wholesale fees under proposals designed to protect travellers against "bill shocks". The plan also extends the duration of a current cap on voice roaming charges from 2010 to 2013.