Good news for holidaymakers as roaming charges end

On the eve of roaming charges ending, West Midlands MEP and Consumer Spokesman Daniel Dalton welcomed the end to shock phone bills for people travelling to other EU countries from the UK. 
 
From June 15th phone operators will automatically end roaming charges so that calls, texts and data will have any extra charges whilst being used in other EU countries. 
 
Mr Dalton, who backed these proposals whilst they were negotiated in the consumer protection committee, commented: "This is good news for holidaymakers this summer as they won't be faced with ridiculous charges to use their phones elsewhere in Europe.
 
"Making calls, sending texts and using data will now come under domestic packages - consumers won’t be charged any extra while travelling in the EU or EEA countries. It has taken a long time to get to this point, but people can finally have the confidence to use their phones abroad with no surprise bills when they come home."