If you’re in the US you’ll know that, whether you’re in New York or Los Angeles, calling your friends in other American cities isn’t that expensive. However, if you live in the UK and travel the short distance to France you’ll suddenly find that calling costs ramp up. As for data connections, well, be prepared to hunt down a WiFi hotspot for cheap data.
However, the Financial Times is today reporting that operators are in talks to create a new European-wide mobile network. The report states that top execs from Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and France Telecom are chatting with EU competition chiefs to see if the whole thing is possible. Although it would mean a more united European service with lower roaming charges, there’s likely to be lots of red tape and opposition from regulators.
Link – FT.com