Good news for those having numerous phone conversations with people abroad. The European Commission insists on eliminating the roaming price lists beginning with June 2017. The European Commission insisted Wednesday that it didn’t give up on the promise of putting an end to the roaming price lists, despite the fact that last days it revealed a suggestion that would limit the measure to a maximum 90 day period, says AFP. ‘I want to make myself clear, we put an end to the roaming. You don’t have to pay anymore, since June 2017′ states Margaritis Schinas, the spokesman of the European Commission in a press conference. Monday, the community executive published the directing lines to implement a decision that was taken last year at Bruxelles, to eliminate the roaming price lists in all the 28 member countries of the E.U.
The European Commission accepted to eliminate the roaming prices, but because of the pressures coming from the mobile phone operators it accepted to limit the Europeans’ capacity of searching from cheap mobile phone contracts in other countries with the purpose of using them at home.
‘Roaming means to travel, means the movement inside the European Union, means going into a vacation. The Europeans who travel do this around 12 days a year. The Commission went further through the elimination of the roaming price lists for 90 days a year’ stated Schinas. Eliminating the roaming prices was a basic element in the E.U’s efforts of creating a more unified market in Europe, especially for the communications services. ‘Roaming should be free for the entire period of the year, not for 90 days a year only. I ask the European Commission to overhaul its suggestions’ said Guy Verhofstadt, a member of the European Parliament. The proposition of the European Commission has to be debated and approved by the regulators from the member countries before being taken on December 15.