roaming charges

EU to Ban Cellphone Roaming Fees for Another 10 Years

The European Union on Thursday ruled to extend the moratorium it placed on mobile roaming fees in member nations back in 2017 by another 10 years — reports TechCrunch. Thanks to the regulation, EU residents can "roam like at home" and avoid most extra charges for cellular access when travelling from their home country to any...

EU Deal Ends Roaming Charges on June 15, 2017

What seemed to hit a roadblock earlier last year is now closer to reality than ever before: the European Union today announced that negotiators have reached an agreement which would end roaming charges for mobile subscribers across Europe (via Venturebeat). This is a huge step toward the ambitious plan to create a Digital Single Market...

$5000 Vodafone Bill for iOS 7 Update Download

Can updating your iPhone to the latest operating system cost you $5000? Apparently, it can if you are traveling outside your country’s borders, as is the case with the British Vodafone customer show (via the Telegraph). Tom Galanis considers himself an Internet-savvy person, but he had to reconsider his belief after downloading the latest iOS...

CRTC to Create Special Task Force to Investigate Roaming Fees

The next battle between the CRTC and the incumbents will be over domestic roaming fees, as the wireless regulator is creating a special task force that will dive deeper into the telecom’s practices. In an internal memo obtained by the Globe and Mail, Chris Seidl, CRTC executive director of telecommunications, defined a deadline for the...