Data Roaming Charges to End in EU

Data roaming charges are set to be abolished within the European Union by June 2017. The ban will be preceded by a 14-month interim period, in which companies can still add surcharges - but at a reduced rate.
Firms will be allowed to add surcharges to their domestic rates for a 14-month interim period from April 2016.
The deal, which was reached on Tuesday, also sets out rules requiring telecom operators to treat most internet traffic equally. The European Commission said that the cap would make roaming within the EU 75% cheaper during the interim period.