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 â‚¬0.46/min, from the previous rate of â‚¬0.49/min. The ceiling for receiving calls has been cut down from â‚¬0.24/minute to â‚¬0.22/minute.
International readers, how much do you currently pay?