EU caps roaming mobile phone voice charges

The EU has voted to cap charges for using mobile phones while abroad in Europe, but the measure only applies to voice calls. The cost of roaming text messages and data will remain extortionate.

Cost reductions for the consumer are predicted, but I suspect that in such a competitive market, providers will simply increase charges elsewhere to compensate.

At least in future I won’t have to pay as much to field calls from oblivious work colleagues and inconsiderate salespeople while relaxing on the beach.