Excessive charges for using your mobile phone abroad could soon belong to the past. The European Commission’s updated website of international roaming charges, unveiled on 28 March, adds further weight to its proposal to bring down these charges by means of an EU regulation.

The updated website clearly shows that the price for a standard four-minute call has generally remained at the same high level across Europe since September 2005, and in some cases has even increased, despite warnings from the Commission to the industry that EU-wide regulation would be necessary if prices were not brought down.

Roaming website