The European Union confirms the decrease in SMS

8:23 AM Edited by Blony

We have already discussed the issue several times, but surely this will be the last. Last Wednesday, the presidency of the European Union and the EU reached a definitive agreement that will lead to a reduction of up to 60% in SMS messages sent from abroad. Under the measure, which will be implemented from July 1, EU citizens will pay a maximum of 0.11 euros per SMS when abroad.

Until now, the average was 29 cents, with Spain as one of the most expensive at a cost of 40 cents. The only thing missing is that this regulation will be ratified by individual EU governments and by the full Parliament. When this happens, it will be interesting to see which is cheaper to send a message in Spanish from abroad than within the country itself, where the cost of SMS is in most cases for 15 cents.

Among the other measures of this new rule is to put up with the rates that operators charge each other for the use of networks in roaming. Beginning July 1, the maximum wholesale price is 1 euro for mega, which was reduced to 80 cents in 2010 and 50 in 2011. Also require operators to notify users when their consumption exceeds 50 euros.