DUBLIN, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Roaming Tariff Tracker (86 operators in 60 countries expanding with each update)" subscription to their offering.
Roaming prices have confronted criticism in recent years and are undergoing significant changes at this present time. The European Commission has imposed regulation to the pricing of voice roaming charges and it saw the introduction of capped wholesale and retail voice prices for calls made within the EU on 30th August 2007, followed by capped SMS prices in July 2009 and wholesale data prices also in 2009 with further prices changes each year thereafter including SMS.
Roaming especially in the consumer market is perceived complex and expensive, despite operators having moved to attractive on-net pricing and easier-to-understand pricing structures, roaming prices remain difficult to track and will be a challenge to keep up with the changes.
Today roaming charges in the EU drop further. Roamers travelling to an EU destination can now charge no more than Euro 0.45 (USD 0.59) per MB. The current rate is Euro 0.70 per MB and will further be reduced to Euro 0.20 per MB from 1st July 2014.
Making outgoing calls will fall to Euro 0.24 per minute and incoming calls will cost no more than Euro 0.07 per minute. From July 2014, outgoing calls will reduce further to Euro 0.19 per minute and incoming calls will reduce to Euro 0.06 per minute.
The author tracked roaming charges in 2007 just before the EU regulated price cap first came into effect on the 1st July 2007.
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