EU president Juncker demands better roamingplan

EU president Juncker demands better roamingplan

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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission has commissioned with a better proposal than the conceptvoorstel that earlier this week came out.

In the original proposal was that providers their customers at least ninety days per year of their normal bundle must be roaming without extra charges.

Juncker finds that the plans do not go far enough. “The Commission has the conceptvoorstel to the statement of Juncker repealed and is working on a new version”, the Commission writes on its website.

The European Commission promised in 2015 will have a way to go to roaming charges, but when Monday details about the conceptvoorstel outward, steigerden consumentenbelangenverenigingen about the limit of 90 days. The Commission had yielded to pressure from telecom companies, they found.


Roaming is the term for when a customer of provider A in a foreign country, the network of the provider B is going to use. Provider A must pay charges to provider B and calculates those costs to the customer. Therefore, it is of mobile use abroad is always more expensive.

Providers may, in specific cases and in special circumstances the national regulator any questions or there are additional costs for internet usage can be charged.

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