Oman Plans Clamp Down on Roaming Bill Shock
Published on: 30th Mar 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Oman's telecom's regulator the TRA is reportedly planning a roaming cap that would come into effect later this year.
According to the plans, which were reported by the The Times of Oman, a cap of OMR100 ($259) would be applied to contract customers while roaming.
"The limit is being introduced after the TRA received a large number of complaints of 'bill shock' from people while using their phones outside the country," said a spokesman at the regulator.
"Earlier, there wasn't any consumption limit. So, after talking with telecom operators, it was decided that there will be a roaming cap."
The cap is expected to be applied later this year, although a specific date has not been set yet.