EC Commissioner Again Beating Drum For Roaming SMS, Data Price Cuts

EU telcoms commissioner Vivianne Reding may have had her attempt to reduce roaming data charges thwarted last month – but she isn’t giving up that easily.

While Europe’s price ceiling for making roaming calls falls further this Saturday, the reductions do not apply to SMS or data. Reding said today: “The next challenge is now to bring about a single market for roaming text messages and data services. I count on the French presidency and on the European Parliament to help the commission solve this problem very soon.”

Reding highlighted a recent report that showed customers pay an average