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European carriers about to see data and SMS rate caps?


Europeans should now be accustomed to reasonable roaming rates when calling thanks to the Eurotariff put in place late last year. Well, round two looks set to begin and this time the target will be data and SMS charges -- and we're fully aware how ugly they can get after having racked up $500 plus bills ourselves. EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding has admitted concern after having read a report on the roaming charges for 150 operators from September to April last year. So, while we're not seeing anything near as granular as numbers, yet, we're betting the powers that be at various providers are going to be under the gun for changes in the near term. Job well done, let that velvet tariff hammer drop we say.

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