Charges for surfing the internet on smartphones while travelling in the EU have been cut by half as new rules come into force

Dated: 28 Jul 2014

European leaders have brought in changes over recent years to cut the fees in stages since 2007, aiming to eliminate them entirely within months.
These roaming charges can lead to phone users getting a "bill shock" following overseas trips.
The latest changes are designed to coincide with the holiday season.
"This huge drop in data roaming prices will make a big difference to all of us this summer," said NeelieKroes, the EU telecoms commissioner.

When it comes to voice calls and text messages, Three also offers some of the best deals, with calls from US to Britain costing just 20p per minute, and text messages just 7p.