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Ukraine may abolish roaming charges from the EU until 2020

Expected to enter into intergovernmental agreements between the Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union. Ukraine may abolish roaming charges with the EU countries in 2019 – 2020, said the head of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in the sphere of communications and Informatization (NCCIR), Alexander Zhivotovsky, “Interfax Ukraine”. “Now the works of the expert group… the results…

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BSNL Independence Day offer: Voice, SMS, and combo vouchers will now be free on roaming

BSNL users will now be able to enjoy voice, SMS, Special Tarrif Voucher (STV), and combo vouchers benefits even when they’re on national roaming. The feature will go live on Independence Day on PAN India basis. The plan is likely to benefit people who travel frequently. Currently, BSNL’s STV are only valid in home state/ Licencee Service Area (LSA). Starting, August…

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Telering adjusts Passt! tariffs in response to regulator’s objections

T-Mobile Austria’s brand Telering is adjusting its Passt! data roaming tariffs by adding 1 GB extra for data in Austria and the EU, plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein and 30 minutes international calls to the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The tariffs include unlimited calls and SMS in Austria and the EU by default. The operator had been offering…

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Nar presents renewed ‘East’ roaming packages

Known for offering very advantageous roaming packages to subscribers to satisfy the demand for roaming services, mobile operator Nar presented the renewed “East” packages due to the summer season. The operator reports that it is time to really enjoy the travel or vacation with the “East” packages! From now on, you can travel to Dubai and other cities of the…

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Russia investigates mobile operators over local roaming fees

Russia’s state competition regulator said it is investigating the country’s biggest mobile operators over their national roaming fees and called on Tuesday for them to be reduced. Russian mobile operators charge their subscribers with extra fees on top of their normal tariff if they travel to a region inside the country where the operators do not have their own networks…

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JT sees surge in data roaming use after price cuts

Channel Islands operator JT has registered a 100 percent increase in data use by customers overseas since cutting roaming rates by 95 percent at the start of the summer. Customers have on average doubled their roaming communications, making 20 minutes of outbound calls, sending 33 texts and using 145 MB data. Dominic Vye, JT’s Head of Commercial Development, said: “It…

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O2 Czech Republic’s customers use roaming data mostly in Croatia

O2 Czech Republic has published statistics on roaming services in July. Following the introduction of the RLAH regulation in mid-June, the consumption of minutes in roaming has doubled in a year-on-year comparison. Data traffic has increased more significantly and in some cases, customers used more data when roaming, including by buying extra packages, than at home. READ MORE: How free is free roaming?…

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O2 Germany faces lawsuit over required SMS activation of RLAH

German consumer rights group VZBV said it’s starting a lawsuit against O2 for requiring customers to activate ‘roam like at home’ in the EU over SMS. The group said EU roaming at domestic prices should be automatic and not require consumers to take action. READ MORE: How free is free roaming? O2 customers without an included roaming pack must activate RLAH by sending…

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Swisscom offers subscriptions for Liechtenstein to avoid EU roaming

Swisscom introduced the mobile tariffs Natel FL, especially intended for citizens of Liechtenstein, so that subscribers can avoid roaming fees in the EU, reported CE Today. The reason is Liechtenstein belongs to the European Economic Area, where roaming fees were cancelled from mid-June. READ MORE: How free is free roaming? The subscription without a device costs CHF 35 a month. It is available for…

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Telia Lithuania cuts data roaming prices outside EU

Operator Telia Lithuania has reduced its mobile internet roaming rate by up to 98 percent in more than 70 states outside the EU. The operator reduced data roaming prices in Russia and Belarus earlier this spring, and the use of data roaming has increased significantly there. The experiment proved to be a success – from May to the end of…

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