Roaming fees in Europe get cheaper on April 30th before vanishing next year

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Europe is putting an end to the roaming fees that can quickly add up on a consumer’s wireless bill, but before that happens, the charges will first be capped. Beginning April 30th, roaming charges across the European Union can be no higher than €0.05 per minute for outgoing voice calls, €0.02 for texts, and €0.05 per megabyte for data usage (VAT excluded). That shakes out to around 25 percent of the current maximum cap for voice and data, and 33 percent of the existing roaming cap on SMS, according to the European Commission These caps will remain in place until June of next year, when roaming fees will be abolished completely. More specifically, as of June 15th 2017, it’ll be illegal for Europe’s telecoms to hit customers with roaming…

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