Consumers in the European Union are paying up to 60 per cent less for using their mobile phones abroad following the introduction of the “Eurotariff”. Eurotariffs must be no higher than 49 eurocents per minute for calls made abroad and no higher than 24 eurocents for calls received abroad, excluding VAT. Mobile operators have generally complied with the requirements to provide a Eurotariff for all their roaming customers from 30 July 2007 and 200 million subscribers are now benefiting from it. A number of operators throughout Europe have been offering Eurotariffs below the maximum levels permitted, which could be an indication of the emergence of competition.