British tourists heading to the continent this summer will no longer face the sting of a costly phone bill after using their phone abroad.
The EU has agreed to slash mobile data charges by 90% by June 2017. This means that the maximum charge for using data on your phone abroad will be just £6.60.
Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder said:
“Cheaper roaming fees are a real bonus of our EU membership, 28 countries working together have delivered a great deal for consumers and Brits have been key to these decisions.
“From booking an Uber in Rome, to searching for a backstreet cafe in Paris, the fear of huge bills after a trip abroad will soon be a thing of the past.
“Sadly the Tory government’s plan to pull us out of the Single Market means Brits may not get to enjoy these benefits for very long.”