Law Makes Text Messaging in Europe Cheaper

Kara Reeder

A European Union law that slashes the cost of sending a text message abroad has taken effect.


According to The Wall Street Journal, the law cuts the cost of sending text messages abroad from 28 eurocents ($0.39) to 11 eurocents ($0.15). BBC News notes that the law also requires telecoms to charge for calls by the second after the first 30 seconds, rather than rounding up to the nearest minute. Come July 2011, voice calls abroad will become cheaper, dropping from 46 eurocents ($0.65) a minute to 35 eurocents ($0.49).


Says the EU's Viviane Reding,


"From today, all Europeans making calls or sending texts with their mobiles can experience the EU's single market without borders ... The roaming rip-off is now coming to an end, thanks to the determined action of the EC, the European Parliament and all 27 EU member states."

Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment





(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.



Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making


SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data