France is set to abolish roaming charges for communication with its overseas territories, including French Polynesia and New Caledonia.
The change is to come into effect at the beginning of next year after the French legislature approved a modernisation of laws applying to the overseas territories.
The head of the Guadeloupe region, Victorin Lurel, has welcomed the decision, saying French citizens can now make calls for the same costs across the national territory.
The law change also clears the way for the tightening of gun ownership provisions in New Caledonia.
It also paves the way for the interior ministry to grant casino licenses for ships docking in Wallis and Futuna.