FCC considers new rules for cell-phone roaming

May 12, 2010 2:54:21 PM PDT
The government is considering new rules that would require wireless phone companies to warn consumers before they reach their roaming or data-use limits.

The idea is to help consumers avoid cell phone bill surprises.

The Federal Communications Commission says it's received hundreds of complaints involving all major cell phone companies.

Regulators may follow the lead of the European union, which requires wireless carriers to send text messages to consumers who are running up roaming charges, or are close to their usage limits.