Action alleges that signals from local wireless calls were picked up by a carrier on the other side of the U.S. border, which billed Telus for roaming charges that were passed on to a subscriber. Telus says it can't do anything
The European Commission has ordered two German mobile network operators to explain why they apparently overcharged mobile phone users visiting Germany, it announced last week. If the operators fail to convince the Commission that their charges were justified they could face fines of up to hundreds of millions of euros.
The European Commission is planning to warn eight European Union (E.U.) member states to bring their regulatory regimes for electronic communications into line with common standards or face legal action in the Court of Justice, it said on Monday. It also stated that within days a group of 25 national regulators would announce coordinated action to tackle excessive roaming charges for mobile phones.
The European Commission is close to resolving its long-standing concerns about mobile phone operators overcharging people for using their phones abroad, a Commission official close to the competition department said Wednesday.