Telecom Italia cuts mobile and pc card internet access charges anywhere in Europe by 50%

05/08/2008 - 08:30 AM

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TELECOM ITALIA CUTS MOBILE AND PC CARD INTERNET ACCESS CHARGES ANYWHERE IN EUROPE BY 50%

TIM mobile Internet access will cost  0.8 euro cents per kilobyte anywhere in Europe

Starting from today, Telecom Italia has cut the data-roaming charges in Europe by over 50%, in keeping with the directives of the European Commission.

Data roaming in Europe using a TIM mobile device or PC Card will cost just 0.8 euro cents per kilobyte (VAT included), comparable to the cost of data traffic in Italy, giving customers clearer information about their telephone costs when abroad.

With this initiative, Telecom Italia is the first to introduce transparent rules that allow the user to navigate for the same price anywhere in Europe (0.8 euro cents per kilobyte) in WEB or WAP mode and regardless of the operator network chosen.
 
In the countries of the European Economica Area, the new rate is network independent, thus giving the customer free choice — in each country — of his or her preferred foreign operator, in order to keep phone costs under control abroad just as in Italy.

The new rate system can be used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Hungary. 

The new charges for consumer data roaming traffic expands the already large TIM offer of data roaming, adding to the “Daily Data Europe” offer, available since November 2007 and catering to Business customers. The offer includes €12 (plus VAT) up to 30 megabyte of data traffic per day (€10, plus VAT, in the promotion valid until 29 June 2008).

Further, beginning from July, for consumer customers, TIM will launch “Maxxi Alice Senza Confini” which provides 50MB of navigation for 15 EURO a day for anyone navigating on the mobile network in any country of the European area.


Rome, 7 may 2008