2007年入夏以来, 欧盟制定了一套适用于欧盟各成员国的手机跨国漫游收费标准. 这一规定, 不但统一了各国的收费标准, 而且还大大降低了费用. 既合理透明, 又简单明了. 消费者可在欧盟任一成员国计算和掌握通话的费用. 跨国拨打每分钟0.49欧分, 接听0.24欧分. 2009年后还将依此降至0.43 欧分和0.19欧分. 本国内并不存在长途漫游. 日前, 中国正举行手机漫游费用听证会. 中国长达十几年的通讯垄断一直在延续. 自手机在中国诞生以来, 政府一直实行双向收费标准. 不管拨打还是接听, 交同样费用. 有关部门针对手机漫游提出两套收费方案. 但这两项方案均未改变双向收费. 对消费者来说, 既不透明, 也不简单明了. 正如一消费者所说: “ 如果数学不够好, 脑袋不够灵光,是还真就算不过来这个帐呢!”据统计, 中国手机用户逐年成倍增长, 北京, 上海和广州等地的用户数量已80%, 甚至90%. 通讯技术的进步理应降低使用成本, 为消费者提供更优惠的价格, 以及更完善的服务. 而所有这一切又能够更有利地刺激同行业的合理竞争. 欧盟正朝着这一方向迈进. 中国手机, 何时才能实施单向收费, 价格能够既合理透明, 又简单明了?!
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Chinese mobile phone, why not to cancel two-way charges? Since summer 2007, EU made a regulation for all EU members to follow the cross-border mobile phone roaming charges. This regulation’s implementation unifies not only national standard fees, but also reduces costs significantly. It is not only reasonable and transparent,it is also clear and simple. Consumers can know the calls of costs. Making a transnational call costs 0.49 euro cents per minute and 0.24 euro cents for receiving. In 2009 all costs will be reduced to 0.43 euro and 0.19 euro cents. There is no domestic roaming fees.Currently China is holding a discussion about mobile phone roaming charges. For more than 10 years the telecommunication monopoly has been extended. Since the first mobile phone was in China, the Government has implemented a two-way charges. Making and receiving Calls pay the same fees. Two charging schemes of mobile phone roaming charges were proposed. However, they would not change the two-way charges rules. To consumers, neither transparent nor simply understandable. A consumer said: “If mathematics is not good enough, people can really don’t know how to calculate it!”According to statistics, mobile phone consumers in China are creasing enormously, Beijing, the number of users cover about 80%, even 90% in Shanghai and Guangzhou. The development of technology should reduce costs and provide better services and reasonable prices. And all these are able to stimulate the industry’s rational competition. EU is moving in this direction.China mobile phones, when is time for one-way charges? How could the prices be more reasonable and transparent?