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EU to abolish roaming charges across Europe in 2014

Are you an avid traveller? If you are, you must be annoyed that roaming charges drive your bill up whenever you use your Apple iPhone 5 (check out Apple iPhone 5 here) or Samsung Galaxy S4 (check out Samsung Galaxy S4 here) in other European nations. According to a report, this will no longer be the case in 2014, with the EU (European Union) working to abolish roaming charges across Europe (check out related news here).EU_Flag

The report comes from The Telegraph (check out site here). According to their anonymous source, “They agreed that this time next year we will have got rid of these charges.”

The source goes on to say, “There are around 100 operators in Europe and only four in the US. That’s not sustainable if we’re going to have a single market and investment. Europe has less 4G mobile broadband than Africa at the moment.

“Consolidation is not the aim. The aim is a single market, but if it means we get fewer, stronger operators, that’s good.”

Do you think the EU can successfully abolish roaming charges across Europe? Let us know what you think through a comment below.

About Andrew Ramsey

Andrew has been involved within the mobile phones industry for over 10 years, from operating within the high street retail sector, business to business sales and management through to present day online mobile phones news and price comparison.
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