New, reduced EU roaming-charge scheme starts today

06/30/2009 | Reuters

The cost to make a mobile-phone call, e-mail or text drops today across the European Union as tariff cuts take effect for the group's 27-nation members. Roaming fees will drop by up to 60%, with voice calls capped at about 60 cents a minute -- 27 cents to receive a call -- and text messages at 15 cents at today's currency rates.

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