Mobility in the mobile market

While a definition of ‘fair usage’ hangs over EU plans to outlaw roaming surcharges from June 2017, two new mobile operators are set to go into action this year

5th July, 2015
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New entrant: James Gray, consumer director of Dixons Carphone’s brand iD, and Hamish White, iD general managerMaura Hickey

For mobile customers, last week brought two pieces of good news as the end of roaming charges came into view, and a new operator indicated that it’s close to stepping into the market and boosting competition.

The news that the days are numbered for roaming charges in Europe is good for tourists and business travellers alike, as it means that using your phone abroad will get cheaper.

EU regulations have already pushed down...

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