Originally Posted by jfanning
have you actually seen some of the European roaming charges? They are actually quite cheap now for roaming
Yep. They passed a law last year to standardize maximum roaming charges to reduce the roaming charges on wireless voice plans.
For now, a call from Paris to Brussels*, a distance of less than 200 miles, its 60¢ a minute and the receiver is charged 60¢ a minute.
On the other hand, Miami to Seattle, a distance of more than 3300 miles, is free for both parties.
Been there. Seen it. Done it. And that is for local residents. My rate was 99¢/min via AT&T
Data Roaming was:
- 2.5 billion text messages are sent every year by roaming customers in the EU.
- SMS sent from abroad cost over 10 times more than domestic SMS.
- Average cost of a "roamed" text message in the EU between October 2007 and March 2008: 40¢. Maximum price: $1.06 for citizens travelling from Belgium.
Now SMS Roaming: 18¢ each
And data roaming is anywhere from $1 to $15 per MbP.S. If I am wrong, I will gladly correct and acknowledge my error. If only everybody did so, we wouldn't be seeing some of the stupid things that some are trying to get away with.
*or from anywhere in one country to another