Good to hear that O2 Ireland are to abolish roaming charges. As has been pointed out on this and other blogs, roaming charges are a disgrace are nothing more than a racketerring scheme for companies to profit from the border.
The next step is for O2 UK to follow suit and also abolish the charges in order to give mobile phone users in border areas a fair deal. Mitchel McLaughlin has called for this to be introduced with immediate effect and believes that if the mobile phone companies do act themselves, that the governments should intervene;
If O2 (UK) does not voluntarily follow this policy then it will present Peter Hain with a perfect opportunity to put his comments into action by giving the regulators the necessary powers to enforce such a policy, not just on O2 but on all of the service providers who continue to rip off their customers.