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O2 Ireland abolishes charges for roaming in Northern Ireland.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-9 February 2006-O2 Ireland abolishes charges for roaming in Northern Ireland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Roaming charges between the Southern Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will be abolished from April this year by O2 Ireland, a mobile operator.

The removal of charges means that O2 Ireland's 1.6m 'speak easy' pre-pay and contract customers will be able to receive calls free of charge when roaming in Northern Ireland. O2 Ireland is the first operator in Ireland to remove the charges and has also abolished roaming charges across Ireland and Great Britain for its business users.

Inadvertent roaming will also end, as a result of O2 Ireland's all-Island pricing initiatives for customers in the border counties, as a result of a collaboration with O2 UK. O2 Ireland customers must select the O2 UK network when roaming in Northern Ireland, to ensure they benefit from the new initiative.

Roaming charges between Ireland and the UK for O2 Ireland corporate and SME customers will be abolished from 13 February 2006, meaning these customers will not be charged when they receive a call when roaming in the UK. Calls back to the Republic of Ireland and calls in the UK will be charged, according to individual price plans, at the domestic rate paid by business customers.

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