Common sense tells us that carriers are opposed to all kinds of EU legislation which forces them to lower their prices – but this is not true in the case of the Austrian branch of Hutchison Whampoa.
Their never-lazy press team just sent out an email celebrating the change – the most interesting quotes have been translated below for your enjoyment:
…the average Three customer has voice-roamed 32 percent more since the last regulation…
…in the Past, Three has seen insane effects of affordable roaming. The ThreeLikeHome service boosted roaming use in participating networks insanely: in the first year, voice roaming increased by 427 percent, data roaming rose by 8900 percent (8900, no typo).
Of course, the latter figures can not be extrapolated directly due to the especially good conditions of the ThreeLikeHome bundle – but the basic message is clear: Customers want cheap roaming, and tend to roam a lot more as prices fall.