EU proposal: one week per year free roaming for Europeans

Apr

15

2015

President of the EU, Latvia has drafted an amendment to put an end to the deadlock between Member States and the European Parliament on the abolition of roaming charges. Europeans should be able to call at least one week per year free of charge from abroad.

Within Europe, citizens at least seven days per calendar year should be able to call at least five minutes a day over the border at no cost. In addition, they should be able to send from abroad at least five free SMS messages in that period and at least 10MB of data should be deprived.

Providers should clients informed about the rates and the number of days and the volume that they have free right during their stay abroad. In addition, users understand that consumption, they should be able to set a limit to prevent unwanted phone bill. Does the limit in sight whether it is reached, then the provider should send a notification.

That proposal is contained in a by Statewatch published amendment of Latvia, currently President of the European Union. The amendment must close the gap between Member States and the European Parliament on the abolition of roaming charges. Euro Parliament and European Commission hold firmly to the total abolition in the short term, but the Member States shall not sit this. They did early March by the Council of Ministers a toned proposal deferred until 2018 and roam up to 5MB per day from its own collection. The European Commission called 5MB a joke.

The European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council should agree in negotiations on the amendment.

Viewing:-354

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In: Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [17584 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »