A complete ban
on roaming charges for using mobile phones abroad in the EU will take effect
from June 2017. And clear rules on the right to internet access will also become
law following the European Parliament’s final approval today of the new telecoms package. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says it’s taken a long time to get the
telecoms operators to reduce roaming charges and that they’ve been dragging
their heels on this for some time.