Data usage abroad is growing after the abolition of roaming in Europe

European tourists in the European Union use significantly more data since the abolition of roaming charges for using mobile internet within the EU, turns out Friday from a report of the European Commission.

June last year, were the roaming charges for mobile internet will be abolished. Before data usage within the EU from the own bundle came, used European tourists per quarter, about 15 million gigabytes of data.

When the so-called ‘roam like at home’-rules were enacted, lap that up. In the first quarter of this year, the last period for which the commission’s figures, used European tourists over 70 million gigabytes of data.

In addition, the number of calls that European travellers in the EU committed to double. The rates for calling abroad are also limited.

According to the Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel (Digital Economy and Society) are the tangible benefits of the abolition of roaming charges clearly. “Europe is now a reality for travelers who use their mobile phone to freely use.”

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