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Vodafone to abolish roaming fees during trial this summer

News by Brian James Kirk on Thursday May 14, 2009.

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It appears Vodafone will abolish roaming fees for voice, text and picture messaging during a three-month trial this summer. A placeholder site on the Vodafone website tells customers that the plan will start June 1 in more than 35 countries in Europe. Mobile Web surfers will be out of luck; the company still plans to charge for data roaming.

Roaming fees have been a hot issue in Europe. In late April, the European Union approved caps on voice, data and text message roaming fees. It took more than six months to fruit -- EU ministers have been trying to implement similar policies since December. [via Electricpig]


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