NonprayingMantis: several of those proposed 'regulated' prices for European roaming data are actualy more expensive than NZers pay today to roam to ozzie.
If the rates are based on some form of cost+ model, thn it would seem that SMS and calling (SMS especially) seem to be where the grand rip-off actually occurs for roaming, not data (anymore)
Well, I won't argue about SMS, but I will note that our Australia roaming calling rates are already cheaper than our competitors rates at home in NZ.* :-)
*Unless you're on Vodafone's 1100 minutes/month plan, in which case it's a whole 1c/min more expensive to call, and still cheaper to receive. I am not sure about Telecom's business plans, they're a little hard to find on the web site.
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