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European Data Roaming
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Roaming Data for Mobile Phones
Going abroad , out of your country in
Europe (Out for necessity, study, work, tourism)?
Do you need Internet while travelling? Mails must follow you? More
simply , do you want to use your loved mobile for the Third Millennium
In your country, perhaps you can use the package ( "Flat") data for
surfing Internet FROM MOBILE PHONE (.. TRUE INTERNET , NOT
THAT of WAP Mobile ...), with more or less economic
satisfactory; more or less safe (.. Flat may end without controls
SAFELY; WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING and with heavy
damage for additional Mbytes beyond the Flat ...).
Obviously, if you ever fall into a category that could decide THEY that
you use your own mobile HOW IT SEEMS TO YOU OR YOUR COMPANY.
move to another country of Europe, almost always NO.
If you are the category Business , A FEW OF PHONE OPERATOR can give you
a “Flat” (... skinny ...) Internet Data
paying an ADDITIONAL substantial bonus ( but in your country
continuing to pay your Data Package .. or consuming the
period of the package ...).
If you are
a person , in some
cases you can have a very small package, expensive and often at the
risk of emptying your wallet.
OR, YOU CAN PAY DATA
ROAMING ON INTERNET TRAFFIC IN CONSUMPTION ; single,individual Kbytes /
Mbytes WITH HUGE COSTS EVEN FOR VERY NORMAL VOLUMES OF DATA .
And this takes place in various European Countries.
Witch have Mobile Companies providing Internet Data Mobile packages
DOES NOT IT SEEM THAT THERE IS SOMETHING
WRONG - THAT ARE THINGS NOT?
-- If you are interested in Mobile Data Roaming
-- If you already discover that your account number has been empty for
LET'S READ THE FOLLOWING OPEN LETTER, JUST SENDED TO THE
UNION - COMMISSIONS FOR COMPETITION AND FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
You can use the Object text of the Open Letter (as below) and approve, if you want
-Just click on the text below with your mouse.
< Lettre avec Mail du 13-01-2008 8:57.Objet: ROAMING EUROP'EEN
DATA ( SUR MOBILES ET NOTEBOOKS ) DANS LES R'ESEAUX DE T'EL'EPHONIE
MOBILE . IMPOSSIBILITE’ PRATIQUE (ECONOMIQUE)
D’ACCE'S EN MOBILITE’
(TRANSLATION <Letter by Mail 01-13-2008 8:57.
Roaming European Data (on cell phones and notebooks) in the mobile
telephony networks. Not possible - practicable (economic) access in
EUROPEAN Citizens mobility >).
Or, below you will find email addresses , to write your opinion to
the two European Commission.
European Commission for Competition . Commissioner = Neelie
SITE WEB http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/kroes/index_en.html
Mail N eelie.Kroes@ec.europa.eu
European Commission for Telecommunications And the Media -
Information and Media . Commissioner
= Viviane Reding
Mail Vi firstname.lastname@example.org
This Website is simple and essential for a fast , economic vision also
to people who has Internet connections at low spee
( "Digital Divide").
OPEN LETTER TO COMPETITION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONS
THE EUROPEAN UNION
To the European Commission for Competition - Warning of Madame NEELIE
KROES – BRUSSELS
To the European Commission for Telecommunications and Media-Warning of
Madame VIVIANE REDING- BRUSSELS
SUBJECT OF THIS LETTER: ROAMING EUROPEAN DATA (MOBILE AND NOTEBOOKS) IN
MOBILE PHONES' NETWORKS. IMPOSSIBLE – IMPRACTICABLE
(ECONOMIC) ACCESS IN MOBILITY OF EUROPEAN CITIZENS.
Dear leaders of the two commissions ,
I write both because I have read that we think, in the European
Commission for Reform of Telecommunications, about a decision for a
During this situation on the move, I want to signal You a
distortion of the European Data Roaming market (mobile phone
notebooks) in the mobile telephony' networks.
Background and observed facts
The treaty for the European Union is proposing to facilitate the
movement of people and services (so-called European Communication and
Transports “ Motorways“).
Using technologies with Internet communications (including mobile
telephony), is therefore one of necessary tools for the
the student, the tourist to complete and improve its mobility .
In the States, competition and investment in new technologies HDSPA
(which have multiplied to one-two orders of magnitude transmission
capacities) have improved the supply of FLAT DATA packages .
To is monthly Time (hours) or in Volume data (Megabytes) with
quantity , as predetermined maximum price , to use of data over the
The play rules are in more or less clearty ; and / or restrictions in
the use of data ; or the prohibition of some Internet service (for
example: Forbidden use of Mobile IP VOICE).
The problems of National Mobile Internet are mainly:
Consumption of Mbytes Traffic Mobile, beyond the data threshold (or
the time) guaranteed by the rate "flat" in the period, and drag and
origin of disputes because difficult to control by the customer;
An obligation to remain against one's will in contracts "Flat" lasting
12 or 24 months , witch also exposes a ridiculous need : to pay a
penalty to leave if the service is bad!
- In the case of prepaid SIM (note : WITH MONEY
PREPAYED ) often, though not always, the cost of the flat rate is much
more EXPENSIF : BUT THE GOOD IS STILL THE SAME, given the high volume
Bytes totally sold ;
- Lack of end Mobile Data's Packages notices by the Mobile Companies
(CO.MO.), which sets disastrous costs for a few dozen or
- Restrictions about the use of data (Only WAP = Portal on CO.MO. Only
certain Internet sites etc.).
- Data Packages' Contracts more favourable to the business : but
private citizens (or Public Officials, and so on) can not subscribe
In the case of Mobile Data Roaming, the situation worsens, because in
almost all cases , examined in attached Spreadsheet , the costs , paid
for 1 Mbyte, are equivalent to DOZENS TIMES MORE UP
COST OF 1 Mbytes THAN ANY FLAT RATE FROM ORIGIN
(own State but also one of the other states in the spreadsheet).
Is there some kind of "subscription" package of data roaming, but also
- Business contracts sometimes not available for Individuals
- Temporally blocked (1day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month) and
therefore packages too low Mbytes / too high;
- Economically, because every Mbyte of this offer is much more
expensive than all those national "Flat" offers ;
Without prior consumption of "flat" package ,
paid in vain in own national State , during the absence; or used with
extra costs of a further rate , together with very low quantity
than that guaranteed in the origin country ;
- And "finally in glory", as they say in Italy, with impossibility for
the European citizen in transit in another state to join a local offer
to "flat" data' furniture Subscription , in consequence of
period of 12/24 months' Contracts (We cannot split the mandatory period
of use for only Contract's use in period of stay abroad ! ) .
Now, if 50% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes from
European IT and Communications market , a network
communications CO.MO. ceases to be ONLY a private enterprise
nearly monopoly : becomes (not my words) "... Enabler of economic
Same question about selection and blocking use of some data
the CO.MO. ( From a recent statement by the Chairman of a major
European CO.MO. "... WE decide what that circulates in our network and
not Apple with its Iphone ...").
Instead, a standard mobile Data Roaming tarif given to any
European user's request , for an average cost of the various
CO.MO. bids .
Still , Data Roaming must to be " service-agnostic “: We
Me or My Company which is the best use FOR WE (and not for
This, because the historical experience teaches that the economic ,
alternative use (not originally planned) of goods and technologies has
often created new services, products, Added Value for Companies,
Individuals and Society.
It's my personal impression that the Data Roaming in Europe is
undergoing a Monopoly or Oligopoly ( "Cartel") ; at best, that there is
a total disregard for this problem.
In Italy, until 2006, there was still a CO.MO. (on present 4) , which
guaranteed free Italian tarif (“Flat”) consumption,
smooth premium in relation to .
So , we can use monthly data packet ( flat) , without obligation to
subscriptions or long contracts.
By heart and so to be evaluated carefully: a 10/12
Mbyte in Roaming (let's estimate that old data flat, then,
much smallier and expensive than that offered in 2007 by that
other three Italian CO.MO.).
NOW IN 2007, THERE IS NOT ANY ITALIAN COMPANY OFFERING a Flat Data
Roaming ,at comparable costs to those national (or its other
About (double) spreadsheet attached to this letter (in Italian and French
In December 2007, data were collected (NOT COMPLETE) ABOUT
PART OF 4 European States CO.MO (for language reasons)
This spreadsheet will show, IN WAY ONLY SIGNIFICANT EVEN IF COMPARABLE
Ther'is need for adjustment of the European market:
- Or by the side of Autorithy Communications - regulatory ex post
(later), if roaming already was been declared so
- Or by the side of European Competition Autorithy.
Probably , to act integrated, joint both is a necessary consequence of
technically complex situation
( Data Roaming in presence of CO.MO which are in several
Europe states or only in their own
state ) .
Moreover , ther'is Data Roaming lack or non competitive
offering to an Universal Access Data with mobile telephony.
From the market distortion ,ther'is a possible orientation for an
Universal Access Data Service by European mobile telephony (acronym
SEADU, the same in Italian, French and English).
SIM Card- EUROPEAN DATA ROAMING - that never expires.
Else, durable and rechargeable SIM Card . Then, in this last case, with
any National Recharging “stratch card"
colored stripe) ; with money value in inter exchange of all National
- At least, with prepaid SIM card, purchased in the national state
other than their own; both for business and for Individuals too;
- At least, for SIM National Business if we have already a national
- Purchasing of only flat packages, single , monthly,
monthly by monthly; purchases of packages for 2 / 3 months, replicable
during a year; splitting in day / grouped Mbytes for reuse
the calendar month in the event of return in the State or another;
displacement of non-use of Mbytes a month later (also solves the
problem of registration NOT TO STARTING MONTH);
- No residency requirement for CO.MO communications, but only at the
national residence; use of the National Tax Code (Tax Number);
- Prohibition of extra costs for issuing SIM in service; exclusively
costs of SIM and Contract
Others flat packages with less Megabytes, obtained by the flat maximum
, with compensation;
Roaming Rate Monthly from rates Flat average into the same
more a 10% maximum (for administrative costs, management Calculation
data used etc.) for the same flat rate of Mbytes (eg average of all
monthly rates to 5 Gigabytes).
- If we are just Flat National Data subscriber : use of paid monthly
Roaming Data, more a 10% maximum for administrative costs, management
Calculation data use etc.;
-Free Service "Megabytes End Flat," with two free SMS
a) to a 95% consumption;b) the other at 2% residual Data Flat;
- Using free, HOW – WE - WANT use (
AGNOSTIC") ABOUT MBYTES PURCHASED FOR
A) Card "scratch" - with erasable Strip, as for recharges; unused
amounts not going to expire and upright FOR FUTURE USE ;
- Extension of the Universal Access Service in Mobile Roaming, at the
end of the monthly flat rate only with:
B) a fraction of Flat, as estimated quantity and cost , NO MORE
REPEATABLE IN MONTH, as an additional emergency option, activated in
different ways (Internet, call center, etc.);
APN Site URL Mobile Access FOR COMPLETE INTERNET BY ANY NATIONAL AVAILABLE CO.MO , TO YOUR CHOICE OF BEST
SERVICE AVAILABLE IN ROAMING IN THE HOST STATE (if possible).
- Upload/Download data with the most 'high speed' IN NETWORK
available among those: GPRS, UMTS, 3G, 4G (CHOICE OF THE MOST EFFICIENT)
Each doubling , approximately twice as data or
twice OF CUSTOMERS or twice gain.
- Price Roaming standard data to be updated over time: technology
evolves HDSPA data with constant doubling from 3.6 Mbytes second
(current) at 7.2 to 14.4 .... To 143 MB (experiment of Nokia).
Forbidden imposition of a spending fixed at the beginning of
connection; Kbytes for individual unit's measurement consumption.
In this way, efforts are made to reduce abnormal erroneous billing of
CO.MO. ; fatal human errors in the mobile use and the like.
CONSUMPTION SECURE, ACCURATE AND CLEAR = + CERTAIN COSTS ; +
NATIONAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.
Of course .... Roaming data on their own national SIM would
be ideal, simple and convenient.
But I don't know not enough technical European Legislation to recommend
No remotely suspecte we want to create block markets, disrupt a CO.MO
and not look at other ; and so on.
No. Only Competition, which HERE THER'IS NOT .
If there isn't other possibility, with the SIM Card
of Another State's CO.MO. .
objection that this is business' roaming , for 'Elites, just sold and
therefore at high price, I would like to stress that Italy would have
26,000,000 SIM using UMTS Internet.
Easy to think of how many of these SIM can consumpte more Data Roaming
to work, study, tourism.
If then we multiply only for the original 16 states .... No one
understands why the Mbytes can be sold at comparative prices, which, IN
AN EFFECTIVE USE OF few hundred Mbytes ROAMING- WITHOUT SPECIAL
REDUCTION OF NATIONAL ROAMING - REQUIRES OPENING A BANK LOAN.
Or maybe allows the purchase of a small car .....
Ms. Kroes, Madam Rending I not continue beyond , because You and your
staff are overburdened in working.
Because by 2007 the Roaming Data market was under
observation, I hope that my "observations" too can be helpful.
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