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Roaming in EU countries will be cheaper


From 30 April 2016, the mobile operators of the EU has reduced roaming charges for subscribers in other countries of the community.

Now the maximum roaming payments is limited to 5 cents for each minute of outgoing calls, 1 cents per minute of incoming call, 5 cents for every MB spent of mobile Internet and 2 cents per SMS message. After entry into the EU, a subscriber has to choose the tariff plan that suits him, the terms of which will be recorded for future visits to any countries of the European Union. In addition, from June 15, 2017 operators will have to abolish all roaming charges for subscribers.

Also, tourists who often travel to different countries of Europe, is a convenient new rules for the use of SIM cards for roaming — now the mobile number remains unchanged, because the card is valid for visiting different States. The only limitation will apply to the validity of the sim card — subscribers must pay attention to duration “life” room after making him the last call.

These changes relate exclusively to subscribers of mobile operators based in the EU, namely the Schengen area, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania, Ireland and the UK. The new rules will not apply to Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, also under them do not fall operators from other countries, including from Ukraine.

We will also implement measures to prevent use of the same SIM card in the EU as the home — it is supposed to set certain limits on the period of activity rooms within the same country, and in the case of exceeding the time limit, subscriber will be charged a small additional fee. 

Category: Insurance
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Date of publication: 06.05.2016

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