Is this the answer to high roaming rates?

markings

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ICASA should regulate our roaming rates to more or less conform with the EU internal ones. I think that would be a good and sensible thing to do as the EU is a major trading partner for us.
 

BruceA

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ICASA should regulate our roaming rates to more or less conform with the EU internal ones. I think that would be a good and sensible thing to do as the EU is a major trading partner for us.

Agreed - bring our rates in line with the EU, and then push for a bilateral agreement with them.
 

Bern

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What is so frustrating is it is so easy to sort out if governments had some balls. Boom, international roaming interconnect fixed ceiling limit. Sure this would only benefit people coming to SA, but it would put so much pressure on other governments they would basically have to follow.

I am thinking something like a R0.50c ceiling on what one network can charge another for roaming (still too high in my opinion, but it is a ceiling and a start). The foreign operator can charge their customers whatever they want, but if the customers know the interconnect is R0.50/MB they will hammer their operators for unreasonable pricing very quickly.
 

jb007za

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I was checking data roaming rates on Cell C yesterday. I think it was the Czech Republic... over R 300 per MB!!! That's for a country that is within the EU... hardly some place from the back of beyond! Ridiculous.
 
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