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Preturile la roaming scad, din nou, de la 1 iulie

Preturile la roaming scad, din nou, de la 1 iulie

COMUNICAT DE PRESA

Bruxelles, 1 iulie 2011

Si anul acesta, de la 1 iulie, va deveni mai ieftina trimiterea sau primirea unui apel in strainatate. Aceasta este o consecinta a legislatiei UE (regulamentul Roaming II) adoptate in 2009, care prevede o scadere consecutiva a preturilor la roaming pana in 2011. De la 1 iulie, plafonul maxim pentru apeluri va cobori, pentru al treilea an consecutiv, pana la 0.35 euro/ minut (fara TVA) pentru trimiterea de apeluri, respectiv maxim 0.11 euro/minut (fara TVA) pentru apelurile primite.

Eurodeputata PNL Adina Valean, care a fost raportorul Parlamentului European in acest dosar, a salutat intrarea in vigoare a noilor eurotarife: “in calitate de liberal, as prefera sa nu intervin pe piata sau sa stabilesc limite de pret. Insa, in aceeasi calitate, cred intr-o Europa fara granite unde sunt asigurate drepturile legate de libera circulatie a persoanelor si bunurilor“.

Avand in vedere ca regulamentul isi termina efectele la finalul lui iunie

2012 iar Comisia Europeana planuieste sa il revizuiasca, doamna Valean asteapta, in urmatoarele saptamani, noile propuneri ale Comisiei. “Sper ca CE va propune solutii structurale pentru abordarea problemei structurale a roamingului. Opinia mea este ca trebuie sa tintim la o solutie care sa aduca preturile aproape de cele nationale, adaugand posibil o taxa fixa“, a declarat ea.

In 2009, Adina Valean a reusit sa ajunga la un acord cu Consiliul UE pentru a micsora progresiv tarifele la apeluri, sms si date pentru consumatorii care calatoresc in Uniune. Incepand in 2009 cu 0.43 euro/minut (fara TVA) pentru trimiterea de apeluri si 0.19 euro/minut (fara TVA) pentru apelurile primite, preturile vor avea acum o limita maxima. Un mesaj text (SMS) va costa maxim 0.11 euro/minut (fara TVA), ceea ce echivaleaza cu o reducere de 60%. In acelasi timp, pachetele de date in roaming vor fi reduse de la 1 euro la 80 de centi pentru un MegaByte.

Cheaper roaming starting this summer

This year again, starting 1st of July, it will be cheaper to give and receive a call abroad. This is a consequence of EU legislation (Roaming II regulation) adopted in 2009, foreseeing a consecutive decrease of roaming prices up to 2011. As of 1st of July, the ceiling for voice calls will be lowered for the third consecutive year down to €0.35 per minute (excluding VAT) for outgoing and a maximum of €0.11 per minute (excluding VAT) for incoming roaming.

Adina Valean (PNL, Romania), who was European Parliament rapporteur on this dossier, welcomes the new Eurotariffs: “As a Liberal, I would prefer not to intervene in markets or by setting price caps. However, I also believe in a borderless Europe where the rights concerning the free movement of persons and goods are ensured”.

Now that the regulation is soon coming to an end in June 2012 and the European Commission is due to review it, Adina Valean is looking forward to the new Commission proposals to be made in the coming weeks. “I hope the Commission will propose structural solutions to tackle the underlying structural problem of roaming. My view is that we should be aiming at a solution that would bring prices close to national prices, adding possibly a flat tax”, she declared.

In 2009, Adina Valean succeeded in reaching an agreement with the Council to progressively reduce voice, sms and data tariffs for consumers travelling within the EU. Starting in 2009 with €0.43 per minute (excluding VAT) for outgoing calls and €0.19 per minute (excluding VAT) for incoming roaming, the prices will now be capped to a maximum. A text message (SMS) now costs a maximum of €0.11 (excluding VAT), which means a reduced cost by 60%. At the same time, data roaming is reduced from €1 to 80 cents per MegaByte.

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