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From 01/02/2017 to 01/02/2017
The EU ends roaming surcharges for all people who travel periodically in the EU, while ensuring that operators have the tools to guard against abuse of the rules. Your roaming consumption is deducted from your domestic volume, i.e. you "Roam like at Home". Read more
Photo of a person with luggage waiting for a train while using a smartphone with text "End of roaming charges - EU negotiators agree on wholesale prices, the final piece to make it happen - bit.ly/roamingeu
Photo of a person with luggage waiting for a train while using a smartphone with text "End of roaming charges - EU negotiators agree on wholesale prices, the final piece to make it happen - bit.ly/roamingeu
From 01/02/2017 to 01/02/2017
As the last step towards the end of roaming charges by 15 June 2017, representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets (the prices operators charge each other when their customers use other networks when roaming in the EU). Read more
From 01/02/2017 to 01/02/2017
The EU puts an end to roaming charges for all travellers as of 15 June 2017. Dismantling additional charges for travellers, who call, send messages or surf the internet on their mobile devices while being abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories in Europe. Read more
From 15/12/2016 to 15/12/2016
The vote by Member States' Representatives allows us to formally adopt our proposal on fair use policy and the associated sustainability mechanism in line with our legal obligation to meet the deadline of 15 December. Read more
From 15/12/2016 to 15/12/2016
The European Commission formally adopts a roaming fair use policy.This questions & answers document replies to questions such as "how does roaming work in the EU?", "what are the different domestic prices for mobile services across the EU?" or "what measures are needed to end roaming charges?". Read more
From 15/12/2016 to 15/12/2016
The text lays down detailed rules on the application of fair use policy and on the methodology for assessing the sustainability of the abolition of retail roaming surcharges and on the application to be submitted by a roaming provider for the purposes of that assessment. Read more
graphic showing a mobile phone and a globe
graphic showing a mobile phone and a globe
From 08/12/2016 to 08/12/2016
Following intensive exchanges with the European Parliament, Member States, stakeholders, consumer representatives, regulators and operators, the College of Commissioners discussed draft rules which reinforce the approach adopted by the College in September to end roaming charges in the EU in 2017. Read more
From 08/12/2016 to 08/12/2016
Dismantling roaming charges, when travellers call, send messages or surf on their mobile devices while abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories in Europe. In the last mile before the full end of roaming surcharges as of 15 June 2017, some more specific cases have to be addressed. Read more
From 26/09/2016 to 26/09/2016
The Commission services have published a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017. Read more
image of travelers using their mobile phone and text "Roaming in the European Union"
image of travelers using their mobile phone and text "Roaming in the European Union"
From 21/09/2016 to 21/09/2016
As announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, Members of the College discussed on Wednesday a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017. Read more

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