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EU may just help in lowering your Call Charges

Are you among those who think that their operator is overcharging for calls? If you are, EU might just be the angel in disguise you were looking for.

The European Commission, said yesterday, that it may just legislate further to lower the charges levied by most European Mobile service providers. The executive arms of European Union apparently is concerned about the fact that most of the mobile operators charge customers call charges by the minute, which results in higher call charges. Martin Selmayr, the spokesman for the commission, said:

We see that consumers are charged more because in some cases operators are charging a call of one minute two seconds for two minutes,

Are we ready for being charged by the seconds?

Wait, did I just hear someone in the back complain about higher roaming rates? I hear you, and I have some positive news for you too. Come September, you will now pay even less for any calls made or received while abroad on roaming. The commission has also reduced roaming charges by cutting down the price ceiling for making calls while on roaming to €0.46/min, from the previous rate of €0.49/min. The ceiling for receiving calls has been cut down from €0.24/minute to €0.22/minute.

International readers, how much do you currently pay?

6 replies on “EU may just help in lowering your Call Charges”

we in Pakistan pay huge amounts for roaming. It also varies with country. Incoming is normally around U.S. $1 per minute and outgoing can vary from U.S. $1.5 to as high as U.S. $5 (on Russian networks) per minute.

We pay too much. Period. Particularly for sending texts and receiving calls while abroad
In certain countries is actually cheaper to call back to the UK than to receive a call or even worse, cheaper than making a call
Why can't we get calling plans/sms plans than include roaming/international calls. I'd gladly trade half of my free 1000 SMS for 50 international SMS

We pay too much. Period. Particularly for sending texts and receiving calls while abroad
In certain countries is actually cheaper to call back to the UK than to receive a call or even worse, cheaper than making a call
Why can't we get calling plans/sms plans than include roaming/international calls. I'd gladly trade half of my free 1000 SMS for 50 international SMS

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