Data Roaming Charges
ZDNet is not only providing peerless coverage of data-roaming charges and their implications, but also actively campaigning for those charges to be lowered. Here, you can find interviews, analysis and news to keep you up-to-date with the fight against the excessive costs faced by people who want data on the move, regardless of borders.
Articles about Data Roaming Charges
The various parts of the EU administration have thrashed out a compromise on the maximum levels people can be charged for using mobile roaming services
European antitrust commissioners have asked Deutsche Telekom, France Télécom, Telefónica, Vodafone and Telecom Italia for information on how closely they work together
The watchdog has said that operators should voluntarily introduce global roaming caps for data usage in order to reduce the number of cases of 'bill shock' experienced by customers returning home from abroad
MEPs have put forward proposals that if passed would lower the cost of data roaming across Europe further than existing European Commission proposals and increase competition among operators
The mobile operator and others are urging minister Ed Vaizey to press for lower wholesale caps for data roaming, saying that proposed EU legislation would still lead to 'prohibitively expensive' charges
Telefonica has said ultra-low roaming caps would hamper competition, following an MEP proposal to halve the retail caps that digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes put forward in July
Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has urged MEPs to push through new EU-wide roaming regulation, as she introduced measures to encourage in investment in broadband by non-telecoms companies
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It will become much cheaper to use voice, text and data-roaming services while travelling in Europe, if proposals published by the European Commission on Wednesday are passed
Only one in 10 people checks their operator's data-roaming charges or activates bundles of megabytes before they go abroad, research from Carphone Warehouse has shown
New telecoms rules are needed to promote competition between operators and so drive down prices for data-roaming services, the economic organisation has urged
There must be an alternative to the regulation, frustration and public dissatisfaction generated by roaming charges, says Nick White
Retail price caps, the separation of roaming tariffs from domestic contracts and measures to boost the competitiveness of small operators are all elements of upcoming EU data-roaming rules, ZDNet UK has learned
Consumer rights group Which has found that data-roaming rates for tablet users are as much as one thousand times higher than those charged at home