Firstnumber Welcomes The Proposals To Cut EU Mobile 'Roaming' Prices
Released on: July 22, 2011, 3:20 pm
The recent proposal of cuts being made to mobile phone roaming
charges while in the EU has been widely acclaimed by Firstnumber, a
service provider that offer cheap international calls from anywhere in
The proposal made by the European Commission is aimed at reducing mobile phone costs
when making calls, sending texts and browsing the internet anywhere in the EU. With
the intention of making it the same price as it costs when at home. The EC have
stated that it costs roughly £2 per megabyte to download when abroad without any
current maximum cap set. To make a call it is currently 31p per minute and 10p per
minute to receive a call.
The proposed plans if agreed the will come into force in 2014, and set a maximum cap
to data charges set at 45p for data per megabyte. Calling will be reduced to 22p
when making a call and 9p when receiving a call per minute.
A spokes from Firstnumber has stated that “this
proposal is long over due and consumers have been charged at an unreasonable rate
for too long. These plans help match what consumers expect to pay and will hopefully
increase competition and choice within the market, whilst helping to create better
offers for consumers.”
The Firstnumber spokesperson also went on to suggested it's important that cheap
international calls are made even more readily available to everyone and that it
doesn't stop with this proposal.
The proposal includes the recommendation that mobile customers will be able to opt
for a separate cheaper mobile contract that will allow for cheaper roaming costs and
will use the same number and SIM card.
Firstnumber advises all users before going on holiday to remember the following tips
that may help you from being caught out - Start by using Wi-Fi wherever possible, as
there will be many hotspots within all major cities, secondly, try short texts to
help stay in touch and forget about worrying for every minute on the phone. Lastly,
check before leaving for a holiday with the phone operator and make sure of all the
data charges and price to call.
For more information on Firstnumber visit http://www.firstnumber.co.uk
Firstnumber.co.uk is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes
that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline.
Firstnumber.co.uk was launched in 2004 and is a trading style of Wavecrest.
Contact Details: First Number / WaveCrest,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
London E1 6DB.
Enquiries: 0870 801 7800
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