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Spain and Portugal Aim to Eliminate Mobile Phone Roaming Charges

Sun, 11/07/2010 - 7:26pm
New York Times

MADRID — Spain and Portugal are hoping to set a benchmark for telecommunications in the European Union by agreeing to eliminate cellphone roaming charges as part of efforts to promote their bilateral trade.

Preliminary talks have been held and the issue is set to be on the agenda of a summit meeting next month in Portugal between José Sócrates, the Portuguese prime minister, and his Spanish counterpart, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

Mr Sócrates said in a recent interview that such an agreement would bring “a considerable benefit” to bilateral trade and to millions of businessmen and tourists who travel across the Iberian peninsula each year.

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