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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Obscene international mobile roaming charges (continued): World Cup edition

The UK consumer watchdog, Consumer Focus, has warned football fans going to South Africa to be very careful not to use thew Internet via their phones, or send/receive phone calls, during their stay - especially assuming that Vodafone's SA network will be fair in its roaming prices (get a Passport before you go)! As I have previously blogged here and here, consumers assume that its same technology, same network, so same price - and the 100,000% mark-up comes as a surprise.
This scandal continues to grow - regulate EU roaming charges and the GSM cabal just raises international rates. Now that's what I call anti-net neutrality!

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