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News Alert - 15-06-2017
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A ban on "roaming" surcharges for using mobile phones abroad in the EU, to take effect from June 2017, and clear rules on the right to internet access, will become law when Parliament takes its final vote on the new telecoms package.

Roaming fees for calling, sending text messages and using mobile internet abroad in the EU will be banned from 15 June 2017.
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  1. End of mobile roaming charges for EU consumers    15/06/2017

Mobile roaming charges for EU consumers will end on June 15, 2017

  1. Debate on the wholesale roaming price caps.    05/04/2017

Debate on the informal agreement between the Parliament and the Council on the wholesale roaming price caps for carrying “roaming” data transfers between EU countries on Wednesday and final vote on Thursday.



  1. End of mobile roaming charges    01/02/2017

Mobile roaming charges for EU consumers will end on June 15, 2017, enabling them to call and transfer data across borders from another EU member state for the same cost as at home.



  1. Scrutiny of EC's implementing power: "Fair use" of roaming services    26/09/2016

The Industry Committee debates a second draft decision by the Commission on how mobile operators should apply ”fair use” policies, which would allow telecoms providers to limit the amount of free roaming so as to avoid abuses, after roaming surcharges are abolished in June 2017. The Commission withdrew a first draft after criticism.



  1. Plenary session debate - European single market for electronic communication    27/10/2015

A ban on "roaming" surcharges for using mobile phones abroad in the EU, to take effect from June 2017, and new rules on internet access will become law when Parliament takes its final vote on the new telecoms package on Tuesday. A press conference is scheduled for 15.30. (Debate Monday, vote Tuesday)

Report Pilar del Castillo Vera (A8-0300/2015)

  1. Plenary session - Vote on European single market for electronic communication report    27/10/2015

A ban on "roaming" surcharges for using mobile phones abroad in the EU, to take effect from June 2017, and new rules on internet access will become law when Parliament takes its final vote on the new telecoms package on Tuesday. A press conference is scheduled for 15.30. (Debate Monday, vote Tuesday)

Report Pilar del Castillo Vera (A8-0300/2015)

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