The EU roaming is bringing good news for the beginning of next year.
Until December 31, 2018, the minimum data traffic limit was calculated as follows: (tariff rate excluding VAT / 6) X 2. From January 1, 2019, instead, the following formula must be applied: (tariff rate excluding VAT / 4.5) X 2. From 2019, therefore, the cost per GB drops from 6 euros to 4.50 euros. This means that operators will have to adapt their offers by proposing more data traffic to customers in roaming mode within European countries.
Once the threshold is exceeded, you can continue to use data traffic, until December 31, 2018, at a price of 0.71 cents / MB (including VAT), based on the KB consumed (0.54 cents / MB, VAT included, from 1 January 2019).
in Italy, on example, TIM and Iliad apply custom constraints to the GB available through EU roaming (while respecting the European Regulation 2016/2286), while Vodafone, Wind and Tre provide the formula that we first mentioned .