The European Commission's proposed regulation to cut the cost of using mobile phones abroad ("roaming") has been postponed and re-scheduled for the European Parliament’s May plenary session in Strasbourg (21 – 24 May) due to the need for further negotiations among the European Institutions. This proposal was initially scheduled to be debated and voted on 9 May. There remains strong disagreement on the levels of the price caps and whether consumers should be automatically switched to the new rates or have to actively sign up to them. The Commission wants to speed up the process to ensure that, by this summer, European consumers will benefit from lower charges when using their mobile phone abroad.