Letterkenny Council backs against border roaming charges

Letterkenny Town Council has been told that one mobile phone service provider on the border between Portugal and Spain has abolished roaming charges, and there is no reason why this should not be replicated on the border here.

Raising the issue, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle said while there has been some progress on the issue at an EU level, many people still find themselves paying roaming charges in their own homes, and that is unjust.

At present, attempts are being made to have a joint approach between the Assembly in Stormont and the Oireachtas to tackle the issue.

In the meantime, Cllr Mc Monagle says the council should invite the providers into the chamber to discuss their justification for roaming charges, and use the influence they have as the planning authority for masts:

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