BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) The European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission on January 31 this year, the abolition of the EU mobile phone roaming costs have reached a consensus. And announced that from June 15 this year, the EU mobile phone users in the region when using cross-border travel phone calls, send and receive text messages and the Internet will not be charged roaming costs.
Local time on April 6, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Commission held a meeting to vote by canceling the mobile phone roaming charges bill. At the same time, the bill came into effect on June 15, when the cost of calls in the region will be reduced to 3.2 cents per minute, SMS charges down to each 1 euro cents, the Internet traffic costs will be gradually reduced.
The bill provides that from June 15 onwards, mobile phone users in the EU 28 countries to call, send information, the Internet according to the original country mobile phone operator fees to pay. There will be restrictions on the long-term use of non-local mobile phones, remote telephone cards in other countries for more than 4 months, the communications sector will review the user to avoid the phenomenon of abuse of roaming data.
Customers appear long-term use of mobile phone situation, the operator will call the user to explain within two weeks to explain. If the user does not respond in a timely manner, the operator will be forced to increase the cost of mobile phone users, call the phone to add 0.03 euros per minute, SMS each received 0.01 euros, the Internet per G plus 7.7 euros of network traffic charges. By 2022, long-term off-site use of mobile phone punitive fees will be gradually reduced, the additional cost of network traffic can be reduced to every G2.5 euros.
For operators to provide low-cost calls, text messages and no restrictions on the flow of mobile Internet users, the package users in the EU countries to use, perhaps the operator will have to add a certain fee, depending on the operator's circumstances.
Vietnam, Belgium, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands , Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
In addition, the EU countries mobile phone users in Europe from the same enjoy the free roaming, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein will soon join the ranks of free roaming, only Switzerland has no intention to join the "friends circle" Therefore, to travel to Switzerland to use mobile phones should be careful.