uk: Ofcom seeks lower charges for texting in Europe

  • EC looks at forcing down price of mobile roaming
  • Worries over high costs for business

The cost of sending a text message and accessing the mobile internet looks as if it will fall dramatically for business travellers and holidaymakers who use their phones and mobile devices abroad.At a meeting of European telecom regulators today, Ofcom boss Ed Richards will call for urgent action to reduce roaming charges for texting and data services such as the mobile internet. He will also raise concerns about hidden charges faced by mobile phone users when they make a call from other European countries.

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