Going from Milan to Madrid, Rome to Rotterdam or Venice to Vienna just got a little bit cheaper. From today, the price of browsing the internet on a smartphone more than halved, while costs were also cut for mobile phone calls and text messaging in other European countries.
The maximum price for using the internet will fall from €0.45 to €0.20 per megabyte, while sending a text message drops from €0.08 to €0.06.
Sending and receiving calls also just got cheaper: dialing out will cost a maximum of €0.19 per minute, compared to €0.24, while the price of incoming calls drops from €0.07 to €0.05 a minute.
The new charges are part of the EU’s plan to develop the telecoms market across the continent and have more tech-savvy citizens.
Watch a video explaining the changes: