Roaming a headache along Irish border

September 13, 2005

Ireland has given mobile-phone operators three months to solve problems involving unexpected roaming charges in border areas.

Ireland Online said that communications officials in Ireland and Northern Ireland called Tuesday for a single tariff for the entire island as a way of ending annoying cross-border roaming charges.

Ireland Online said mobile users frequently get hit with roaming charges when their phones inadvertently pick up signals from the other side of the frontier.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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