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EU Bans Roaming Fees by Telecom Companies Starting in June 2017

The European Union prohibited telecommunications companies from charging premiums for roaming services as of mid-2017, the latest EU effort to help consumers with price regulation.

The European Parliament voted to ban surcharges for phoning, sending text messages and using mobile Internet while abroad in the EU. When traveling in the 28-nation bloc, mobile-phone users will pay the same price as at home starting on June 15, 2017.