Customer-friendly EU roaming rules from May 1st 2016

Thanks to EU roaming rules, the cost of making and receiving calls abroad within the EU is now substantially cheaper than in 2007, when the EU first started to tackle excessive roaming charges.

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The maximum tariffs (excluding VAT) for calls, texts and downloading data are:

1 July 2014        30 April
2016**

15 June
2017***

Outgoing voice calls (per minute) €0.19 domestic price + up to €0.05 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price
Incoming voice calls (per minute) €0.05 €0.0114 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price
Outgoing texts (per SMS message) €0.06 domestic price + up to €0.02 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price
Online (data download, per MB*) €0.20 domestic price + up to €0.05 no extra roaming fee, same as domestic price

*The tariff is per Megabyte to download data or browse the Internet whilst travelling abroad (charged per Kilobyte used).

**From 30 April 2016 onwards, the roaming fee equal to domestic price + €0.05 may not exceed €0.19 for voice and €0.20 for data. The roaming fee equal to domestic price + €0.02 may not exceed €0.06 for SMS.

***When travelling in the EU

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