Sunday, June 08, 2008

Telecom Italia - mobile data roaming charges

Telecom Italia reduces data-roaming charges in Europe by over 50%

Telecom Italia has reduced the data-roaming charges in Europe by over 50 percent, prompted by European Commission. demands for lower roaming rates. Data roaming in Europe using a TIM mobile device or PC card will cost EUR 0.8 per KB including VAT, comparable to the cost of data traffic in Italy. The price is valid anywhere in Europe in web or wap mode and regardless of the operator network chosen. The new rate system can be used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Hungary. The new charges for consumer data roaming traffic expands the existing TIM offer of data roaming, adding to the Daily Data Europe offer, available since November 2007 and catering to business customers. The offer includes EUR 12 plus VAT up to 30 MB of data traffic per day (EUR 10, plus VAT, in the promotion valid until 29 June). From July, TIM will launch Maxxi Alice Senza Confini, which provides 50 MB of navigation for EUR 15 a day for anyone navigating on the mobile network in any country of the European area.

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