Never one to do things voluntarily, the mobile network operators in the EU have been forced to cap their outragous roaming charges for data. A new EU regulation means that operators can charge no more than 50 Euro Cents wholesale and 4 Euros to the consumer.
The operators had been warned about the roaming data charges for sometime, but typically ignored it. With the increase of always on smartphone mobile connections, the issue of data costs whilst abroad has become a more apparent problem to consumers. This is an extreme case in point from the Daily Mail.
So its a maximum of 4 Euros. Not exactly cheap (don’t they know there’s a recession on), but at least there has been some acknowledgement that the operators were acting outrageously with their data charging policy.