It’s the turn of Vince ‘Cable and Wireless’ to stick his misinformed oar in this week. Scare stories about the quality of broadband, mail delivery and the like post independence really are an insult to the intelligence. However as part of the same scare came the following.
A briefing note circulated by Number 10 stated: “People from one country using their handset in the other could incur international roaming charges when travelling. Calls on both sides of the Border could inadvertently incur international roaming charges if their mobile phone connected to a mast on the other side of the border.”
As any fule kno the European Commission is phasing out such charges for voice calls, texts and internet access, and has already cut them by 75% since 2007. Two weeks ago, commissioners voted to end the charges completely as soon as July 2014 to help create a single European telecoms market.