EU call charges to end by 2017
MOBILE roaming charges will end within the EU by mid-2017 and will be significantly cut next summer after the European Parliament formally approved the rules.
Users will pay the same price to make calls, send text messages and use data wherever they are in the EU from June 15, 2017.
This means mobile users within the EU will be charged the same as they would in their home country.
Roaming charges will become cheaper from April next year, when operators will only be able to charge a small additional amount to domestic prices of up to 3p per minute for calls, 1p per SMS and 3p per MB of data, plus VAT.
The new rules aim to prevent consumers receiving huge bills after data while in Europe.