The Netherlands may be the first European country to use Skype and other web-based services on Smartphones for no extra charge following a law passed by Dutch Parliament this week.
The Dutch passed a law stopping mobile operators from blocking or charging extra for voice calling that is done via the internet.
For this to be confirmed, the bill must now pass through the Dutch senate.
This move could be a crucial in Europe’s on-going saga over net neutrality.
The EU endorses net neutrality principles that state telecommunication companies are allowed to charge extra for some services provided they tell customers what they are doing.
If successful, the Netherlands will become the second country to enshrine this concept into national, after Chile.
Chile approved their bill 12 months ago, before finally implementing it in May 2011.