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Why international mobile rates are stuck in the past

Data roaming rates remain sky-high despite advances in the wireless communication industry

Published Sun, Mar 1, 2015 · 09:50 PM
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THE future of the wireless industry will be shaped at Mobile World Congress this week. But amid all the changes brought on by smartphones, those travelling to the conference in Barcelona may notice that one aspect of their phone bill remains frozen in time: international roaming rates.

The price of wireless Internet access for most Americans going overseas has barely budged in the…

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