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European limits on roaming charges go into effect today

Chris Ziegler

Roaming gouging has been an ongoing issue in Europe for some time -- an issue EU officials have been looking to solve as of late -- and a big step in capping that garbage goes into effect as of today, July 1. Data roaming will now be automatically cut off by law when a user's roaming bill breaks the €50 ($62) mark, though users can call their carrier to set up an alternative cap if they're going to need more (or less). The maximum charges for voice roaming is also falling, with outgoing calls dropping to €0.39 from €0.43 per minute and incoming calls hitting €0.15 from €0.19 previously. It's still not cheap, but considering how easy it is to get from London to Paris to Vienna and back, it's a critical start.

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