Roaming charges abroad set to end in 2015

Using a mobile phone in another European country could soon be cheaper than using it at home says the European parliament's Industry Committee, who are voting to pass the legislation today.

Roaming to be abolished in December 2015 Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Roaming is a method of wirelessly connecting to a network without breaking your connection when abroad. A phone user can connect to at least 15 operators and virtual networks when abroad including Three, Virgin Media, France's Free and Italy's FastWeb.

According to the EU bill, this will give them "the confidence to stay connected when they travel in the Union without being subject to additional charges over and above the tariffs."