The EU Parliament votes today on new rules. Following roaming charges, the European Union now wants to put an end to high prices for calls to other EU countries. International calls EU
According to this, calls from one’s own country to another EU state should only cost a maximum of 19 cents a minute per minute – whether from the mobile or the landline phone. The costs per SMS are capped at a maximum of six cents. Following parliamentary approval, the Council of the Member States must formally give the green light. Then the new price caps can come into force on 15 May 2019.
Already in the summer of 2017, the so-called roaming charges for calls from other EU countries had been abolished. However, conversations from home networks abroad were not affected by these rules, which was criticized by consumer advocates. International calls EU
The new legislative package provides, in addition to the cost capping, incentives to build a faster Internet. In dangerous large-scale situations such as terror and natural disasters mobile phone users should also be able to be warned by message or app.
International calling rates can vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific countries being called and the service provider being used.
However, here’s a general comparison of international calling rates for the EU, US, and Asia:
- As already mentioned the European Union has implemented a regulation that caps the cost of international calls between EU countries at €0.19 per minute (as of 2021).
- Calling rates from EU countries to other non-EU countries can vary depending on the service provider, but tend to be higher than calling rates within the EU.
- Calling rates for international calls from the US can vary depending on the service provider and the specific country being called.
- Many service providers offer international calling packages or add-ons that can provide discounted rates for frequent international callers.
- International calling rates for Asia can vary widely depending on the country being called and the service provider being used.
- Some service providers may offer discounted rates for calls within certain regions of Asia, such as Southeast Asia or East Asia.
It’s important to note that these rates are general guidelines and may not reflect the actual rates offered by specific service providers or the rates charged for specific calling destinations. Additionally, rates and regulations may be subject to change, so it’s best to check with your service provider or consult current resources for the latest information.