On 23 May 2007 the European Parliament voted in favour of the proposed EU Roaming Regulation. From this summer, mobile phone customers will benefit from substantially reduced charges when using their mobile phones in different Member States. Despite repeated invitations from the Commission to mobile operators to reduce their charges, roaming charges have remained on average four times more expensive than charges for domestic calls, with wide variations between Member States. The price caps, or “Eurotariffs”, will start at EUR 0.49 to make a call and EUR 0.24 to receive a call, decreasing further to EUR 0.43 and EUR 0.19 by summer 2009. The Council of EU Telecom Ministers is expected to endorse the proposed regulation on 7 June 2007. (See Brussels Brief of 31 March 2006 and 14 July 2006)