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ZDNet launches petition for fair data roaming

Following up on their recent push against unfair roaming charges, technology news website ZDNet recently started a petition against unfair data roaming charges which gathered several hundred signatures within just a few days. The petition demands more transparency, lower prices and the ability to choose a different provider just for roaming services.

To visit and sign the petition, head over to Petitionbuzz.

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New survey: customers feel “ripped-off” by data roaming fees

A survey by technology news website ZDNet revealed that customers feel “ripped-off” by data roaming charges. The biggest issues noted were a lack of transparency, extremely high prices for using data roaming and the feeling that high roaming fees are misplaced in a Europe of open borders. In Europe, 77% of those surveyed stated that they think data roaming is too expensive. Most importantly, customers would use their mobile phones more when abroad if prices were lower.

Read the whole article over at ZDNet.

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Campaign against Roaming fees gathers support

The new Europe United campaign against unfair and excessive roaming charges by mobile phone companies is quickly gathering new supporters. Within a few weeks, the facebook group has gathered over 750 members and is growing exponentially.

Join the campaign here.

“This shows the discontempt of Europeans over this unfair practice of phone providers.” stated Bengt Beier, President of Europe United. The European Union has already started a public consultation on this issue where Europe United will stand up for the rights of consumers.

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