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Huge cuts in mobile data roaming price caps from 1 July

Zone(s): Europe ¦ Sector(s): Data Roaming

[24 June 2014, Europa website] It’s a big summer sale courtesy of the European Commission! From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB. It will become even cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check mails and update social networks while travelling across the EU. To put it into context: football fans travelling in the EU during this World Cup season will pay 25 times less for data roaming as compared to during 2010 World Cup!  Since the EU introduced caps on data roaming, data consumption has risen dramatically.