Roaming gets cheaper in EU

TelenorSmart phone. Photo Norway Today Media

New EU rules to be put in place in the EEA agreement, so that Norwegian mobile users would not have to pay extra to use their mobile phones when traveling in Europe.

Many have been surprised by the phone bills they paid after a visit overseas. It has been expensive using mobile phone and data during one’s journey in Europe, and that the government will do something about it, says the transport minister, Ketil Solvik-Olsen during a press statement.

From the 15th of June 2017,  mobile customers will retain their national prices for calls, SMS and data when they are traveling in the EU. This will also apply to Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein since the three countries have included the regulation in the EEA agreement. Until June 2017, the EU has put a cap on how much the mobile companies may require on additional price. This will also be applied in Norway as soon as the agreement is in place.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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