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Roaming charges in Europe to end next year?

News   •   Jun 19, 2013 15:33 BST

Wouldn’t it be nice to bring your Apple iPhone 5 (click here for more on the Apple iPhone 5) or Samsung Galaxy S4 (click here for more on the Samsung Galaxy S4) across Europe, without ever having to worry about roaming charges? Well, according to a report, the EU (European Union) is looking to get rid of roaming charges in Europe next year.

The news comes to us via The Telegraph (click here to view report). The newspaper’s source says, “They agreed that this time next year we will have got rid of these charges.”

The source adds, “There are around 100 operators in Europe and only four in the US. That’s not sustainable if we’re going to have a single market and investment. Europe has less 4G mobile broadband than Africa at the moment.

“Consolidation is not the aim. The aim is a single market, but if it means we get fewer, stronger operators, that’s good.”

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