Roaming charges cheaper from July 1st
Also data roaming will fall down
The cost of using mobile phones, smartphones and tablets when travelling abroad within the EU will fall sharply from 1 July this year.
From 1 July 2012, the European Union's mobile roaming regulation will be extended to include price caps for data downloads which will mean significant savings for those using maps, email and social networks when travelling.
Overall, the improved EU roaming regulation – taking into account calls, SMS and data - will deliver consumers savings of 75% across a range of mobile roaming services, compared to 2007 prices.
This year Europeans will spend around €5 billion on roaming services, a saving of around €15 billion compared to what the same services would have cost under 2007 prices.
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