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E.U. will abolish mobile roaming charges by June 2017 and net neutrality...

•, Paul Sawers

Europe has finally brought some clarity to the seemingly elusive end to mobile roaming charges across the continent.

The European Commission has revealed that roaming charges will be abolished across the European Union (E.U.) by June 15 2017, meaning that residents will pay the same for texts, calls, and mobile Internet wherever they travel in the 28 constituent E.U. states.

The move has been mooted for a while, with plans originally indicating roaming charges would be phased out by December 2015. However, individual governments across the E.U. challenged the European Parliament and European Commission on its plans, arguing that the status quo should remain until the end of 2018, after which another review could take place.