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EU lowers roaming fees


Telephone company's upset


EU governments have agreed to cut the cost of using mobile phones abroad.

The move will enable an EU wide cap on roaming fees to be introduced later this year.It will mean that in some cases customers who cross over the border in the EU could see the cost of their calls home drop by up to 70 per cent.

Lawmakers and governments pushed through the law in 10 months despite heavy lobbying from telecom companies worried about losing profits.

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Last modified on 08 June 2007
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