Alliance for Fair Roaming’s Statement on FCC Action

Yesterday the Alliance for Fair Roaming Access issued a statement on the FCC action regarding roaming obligations of wireless carriers. This was in response to the Federal Communications Commission unanimous vote to require automatic roaming services for voice, SMS and push-to-talk at “just, reasonable and non-discriminatory rates in agreements of wireless providers.”

The statement from the Alliance for Fair Roaming Access:
“Because of today’s FCC action, consumers across the country now have a promise that they can access wireless service whenever and wherever they travel, at just, reasonable and non-discriminatory rates. We thank the Commission for taking this long-awaited step in requiring automatic roaming. Until we have the opportunity to review the text of today’s Order, we don’t know what additional steps, if any, will be required to ensure that consumers fully realize that promise. We look forward to providing comments on the NPRM for data roaming, and will continue to educate the Commission and Congress about the increasingly important need of consumers to access the Internet and mobile data applications whenever and wherever they travel.”

Alliance for Fair Roaming Access

Members of the Alliance include:
Cricket Communications
LCW Wireless, LLC
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA)
Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG)
SouthernLINC Wireless
Organization for Promotion & Advancement of Small Telecommunication Companies (OPASTCO)