Norwegians can enjoy free roaming in the EU until 2032

Mobile phonePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Norwegians can still use their mobile phones in EU and EEA countries until 2032 at no extra cost, the EU has decided.

Free roaming means that mobile companies cannot charge extra when a customer calls, writes text messages, or surfs the internet via their mobile phone or tablet while traveling and during other temporary stays in other EU or EEA countries.

Roaming charges were abolished in the EU and EEA in the summer of 2017 and have been among the most popular EU reforms for consumers.

On Wednesday, the EU agreed to extend the scheme, which also affects the EEA countries Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. Thus, people with a Norwegian mobile subscription can use it as normal in the EU’s 27 member states, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

“The ‘Roam like home’ policy has made it easier and cheaper to communicate when people travel in Europe,” Bostjan Koritnik in the Slovenian government stated.

The United Kingdom was previously part of the scheme but lost the benefits when the country stopped applying EU rules on January 1, 2021.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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