Soon you’ll be able to ignore your loved ones outside of the country as well – as Europe are about to abolish mobile phone roaming charges.

MEPs have finally pushed through legislation to cut fees for use of mobiles while travelling in the EU, with people on their holiday able to call, text and surf at UK rates.

Cue the masses of holidaymakers with their faces buried in their mobile phones bumping into Europe’s most historic monuments.

But don’t get too excited – we’ll be waiting until around mid-2017…

Members of the European parliament voted through new rules that will scrap mobile roaming charges and stop holidaymakers returning home to the nightmare of a massive phone bill racked up on their travels.


The vote sees the deal reached between European authorities in June to scrap increased costs for calls, text and data while roaming with the EU, passed into law.

UK mobile phone users who travel within Europe will only have to pay the same prices as they would at home, curbing the cost of continued mobile connectivity while abroad.

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