For a brief time in the late 90’s, I recall AT&T Wireless granted customers two great benefits to their plans, the “six second” rule, and free incoming calls.
Sadly, these were left to history, but in Europe, the free incoming call feature still rules. The problem is that some feel that this is not a good thing, that it slows down development of 3G networks, and thus the practice must be aborted.
There’s no current legislation or anything similar, but if a recommendation is made by the European cellphone trade groups, then it’s likely things will have to change in the old world.
Europeans may be forced to pay for incoming cell calls [Ars Technica]