While pay-per-use texting rates
are on the up-and-up
, at least the world is coming to grips with those bloated roaming charges
and kicking rates down a notch
. Of course, there's always the option of using a mobile flavor of Skype
to bypass the whole "using minutes" thing altogether, but for those not up to speed on WiFi calling
, it's still good news. The eight operators of Conexus -- Asia's largest alliance of mobile operators -- have pledged "to lower tariffs for global roaming" and is planning budget-friendly "international data roaming packages" as well. While further details (like when we can expect these cost-saving changes to take effect) were scant, forward progress is always good, so keep an eye on those (hopefully declining) roaming charges when traveling abroad.