Mobile Technology Harin Lee
WHO? • European Union (EU) • Customers of cell phones • Economists (in governmental and political standing)
WHAT? • European telecom chiefs makes plans to make roaming cheaper • Roaming: the usage of a cell phone in other countries • Roaming is very expensive, even text messaging is costly • Countries refuse as they suspect companies will get revenues from elsewhere • “In the current economic climate governments should be working to encourage investments”
WHERE? • Europe
WHEN? • 28 November, 2008 • Roaming prices will be lowered • July 2009
WHY? • Shows concerns over charges • Indicates that Europe still holds enough income to travel sufficiently • Connects to the curriculum: • The rise of internationlism
HOW? • Makes me feel aloof from the European situation where they are lowering prices when the world is raising prices.
Article • "BBC NEWS | Technology | Europe backs mobile roaming cap." BBC NEWS | News Front Page. 30 Nov. 2008 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7754072.stm>.