The European Parliament adopted on Wednesday a decision designed to lower the price for international phone calls. The regulation, intensely discussed during the past year, will come into force this summer, according to Reuters.

Due to the new regulation, the maximum price for roaming will be 49 cents for made calls and 24 cents for received calls during the first year, 46 / 22 cents in the second year and 43 / 19 cents in the third year after the decision's approval.

Joachim Wuermeling, speaking for the German presidency of the European Union, told EPs that he hopes to have all 29 member states signing the agreement before June 29.

Mobile telephony operators will have about a month to adjust their prices to the approved level.