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Roaming costs in GCC slashed for UAE customers –

Roaming costs in GCC slashed for UAE customers –

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announced that all mobile roaming calls have been reduced

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Dubai: The cost of making international calls within the Gulf have now become cheaper, thanks to a new price cap that will take effect immediately.

On Tuesday, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced that mobile operators in the UAE have been instructed to implement a price cap based on the TRA Directive No. 04 of 2015 regarding Mobile Roaming Charges issued in September 2015.

This means that on average, roaming rates in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for UAE customers has fallen by 18 percent since April 1, 2017.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said: “The TRA was actively represented in the GCC’s Working Group meetings to study the regulation of roaming prices. The implementation of price caps by all mobile operators in the GCC represents a great achievement for GCC countries regionally and internationally.”

“The TRA strives to achieve the satisfaction and happiness of all customers and the body is making all efforts to raise the quality of the services provided by the sector to better serve UAE customers and ensure that they have access to quality services at competitive prices,” said Al Mansoori.

“We are looking forward to the positive impact that the implementation of this directive will have on UAE customers travelling to the GCC,” he added.

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