Rogers Welcomes EU Move To End Roaming Charges


South Down MLA Séan Rogers (SDLP) has welcomed today’s European Parliament vote to adopt a proposal that will put an end to mobile roaming charges from December 2015. dn_screen

The South Down MLA said, “whilst most of the debate in Europe is taken up on discussions of mobile fees charged whilst visiting neighbouring European countries, those of us who live in the border areas will welcome the significance of this announcement for different reasons”.

“For a long time mobile users living in or travelling close to border areas in Ireland have been plagued with the expensive problem of inadvertent roaming charges.  This is particularly true within the South Down Constituency from Warrenpoint, Rostrevor through to Kilkeel around the Mournes and into Newcastle”.

Describing the extortionate fees as “nothing short of discriminatory”,  he added:  “Today’s vote marks a good day for consumer rights and equality and thankfully will soon see roaming charges a thing of the past”.