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Blog euinside - Bulgaria | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scrapping of roaming is progress for EU

The EU plans to abolish roaming fees for mobile phones within the EU as of June 2017. This is an important step for European integration, Adelina Marini stresses on the euinside blog: "After waiving visa requirements, introducing the Euro, and the creation of the banking union the suspension of roaming as of 15 June 2017 is the next big step in European integration. It is kind of ridiculous in a union where you use the same currency to be unable to use your phone and, even worse, your mobile internet freely. In the digital age when big internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Elon Musk's SpaceX are planning to launch satellites to provide the entire world with free internet, it is a total mystery how there can be a common market, a common union in which, while you travel, you keep counting the SMS messages telling you how much a megabyte in roaming costs."

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