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June 30, 2009

Three mobile broadband reduce EU roaming charges

Mobile broadband roaming charges have always been pricey so Three have reduced their roaming charges for mobile broadband down to £1.25 per MB making them the cheapest for roaming charges of the UK mobile broadband operators.

laptop beach Three mobile broadband reduce EU roaming chargesThe new rates come in effect from today and makes Three mobile broadband 25p per MB cheaper that T-Mobile who are their closest priced rival. Virgin Mobile charge a staggering £5 per MB according to Three.

The full comparison of roaming charges when abroad as compiled by Three is below and is correct at the time it was put together.
three roaming charges 1024x593 Three mobile broadband reduce EU roaming chargesThe new prices are not a short term offer for the summer months but are going to be available throughout the year in all EU roaming territories.

The EU has announced a wholesale cap on the charges that other providers can charge each other in the 27 EU member states, making a cap of 1 Euro (around 85p at today’s rate) per MB. This is designed to help try and keep roaming charges down amongst the mobile providers.

It is likely now that we will see the other mobile broadband providers also reducing their rates now these new EU roaming charge caps have been introduced.

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