O2 blazes trail by abolishing all-Ireland roaming tariffs

9 Feb 2006

O2 Ireland has become the first mobile operator in Ireland to do away with roaming charges between the Republic and Northern Ireland in a move which could bring about a swift end to a long-running and contentious issue. The cellco’s initiative has been broadly welcomed, with the Communications Minister Noel Dempsey TD calling upon other operators to ‘step up to the mark’ and abolish the charges. Dempsey says it is unacceptable for roaming charges to affect users on both sides of the border, as happens now, and has implored the country’s cellcos to ban cross-border roaming as soon as is possible.

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