Free-roaming in the EU to get even better from July 1

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On July 1, 2022, EU roaming will be extended by ten years. Data speeds may then no longer be restricted.

Free-roaming in the EU will be even better as of July 1
Sending a photo from the beach in Italy or calling your parents from a city trip to Paris will incur no additional costs. The new EU roaming regulation will only come into force on Friday at the start of the vacation season.

EU citizens can make calls, surf the Internet or send text messages on their cell phones at the same cost as at home. In contrast to the old regulation, data transfer speed in other EU countries may no longer be throttled.

“We have also achieved significant improvements in ‘Roam like at Home,'” Angelika Winzig, ÖVP head of delegation in the European Parliament and chief negotiator of the European Parliament for the Roaming Regulation, said happily, according to the statement. “Delays and tests of patience when surfing, streaming movies, and making video calls have thus come to an end.”

In addition, the prices that network operators charge each other for roaming continue to drop significantly. Emergency calls can also be made free of charge. The rules on “reasonable use” remain largely intact. This is intended to prevent permanent phone calls and Internet surfing without additional costs to other EU countries.

Since 2017, consumers have been able to make free calls, text, and use mobile data in the EU’s home country, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, without incurring additional charges. The regulation would now have expired. The new roaming regulation will apply until 2032. According to a Eurobarometer survey, “Roam like Home” is very popular among EU citizens.

  • source: futurezone.at/picture: pixabay.com
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