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EU roaming fees fall for phone users

1 July 2014 Last updated at 07:40 BST

Charges for surfing the internet on smartphones while travelling in the EU have been cut by half as new rules come into force.

European leaders have brought in changes over recent years to cut the fees in stages since 2007, aiming to eliminate them entirely within months.

These roaming charges can lead to phone users getting a "bill shock" following overseas trips.

The latest changes are designed to coincide with the holiday season.

Jane-Frances Kelly reports.