According to German website Teltarif.de, several German operators are trying to keep ripping-off customers and evade the EU rules against unfair roaming charges by not offering the lower-cost “Eurotarif” as the standard for roaming or even by changing the contracts of their existing customers.
T-Mobile and E-Plus automatically include roaming packages with their contracts which can be more expensive for customers – even though the EU-regulated “Eurotarif” should be the standard with new contracts. O2 even changed the contracts of all their existing customers to a different package – without their approval.
Read more about this here (in German): http://www.teltarif.de/euro-tarif-ausgehebelt
JEF Europe, the European umbrella organisation of the Young European Federalists adopted a resolution against roaming fees at their Federal Committee in Budapest at the beginning of April.
JEF Europe sees roaming charges as a violation of the principles of EU law and calls for more fairness towards the users, opening up markets for all operators across Europe and the establishment of a roaming spot market to bring down wholesale prices.
You may read the whole resolution in PDF format here and visit their website at www.jef.eu.
On 12th of April, Forum Europe will organise a one-day policy conference on the regulation of roaming charges in Brussels. The forum will bring together stakeholders in the roaming regulation process and key persons from the European Institutions. Speakers will include Vesa Terävä, Acting Head of Unit B2 – Implementation of Regulatory Framework, DG Infso, European Commission; Martin Whitehead, Director, GSMA Europe and Chris Fonteijn, Chairman, BEREC & OPTA.
For more information, please visit www.mobileroamingcharges.eu
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Europe United today presented its proposal to the European Commission consultation on roaming fees. “Our proposals will allow for lower roaming fees in the EU and the establishment of a single market for roaming and telecom services in general”, Europe United President Bengt Beier stated.
You may download the full document here.
Join the campaign here.
The proposal calls for the creation of a roaming sport market, easier market access for operators and giving customer the right to choose their roaming operator.