Belarus and Russia are switching to permanent reduced roaming tariffs. The interconnect rate has decreased by 20 times – from 30 to 1.5 cents per minute.
Belarus and Russia will switch to “comfortable” reduced tariffs for roaming subscribers on an ongoing basis from September 1, this decision was announced in August following a meeting of the High Level Group of the Council of Ministers of the Union State.
“During the meeting, an agreement was reached on the end of the trial operation of communication channels in the context of a decrease in interconnect rates for roaming traffic in the Union State and the beginning of the use of comfortable tariffs for roaming subscribers of Belarus and Russia on an ongoing basis from September 1, 2021,” the Belarusian embassy said in Moscow following the meeting, which was held in the format of a videoconference.
Work on the abolition of roaming on the territory of the Union State has been underway for several years. It was planned that this would happen in April 2021, but then the deadline was shifted to January 1, 2022. This was stated by the Belarusian ambassador to Moscow, Vladimir Semashko.
It’s worth reminding that since November 2020, operators of the Russian Federation and Belarus have switched to a new roaming tariff in a test mode, thus reducing the interconnect rate from 30 cents to one and a half cents per minute.
This made it possible to significantly reduce the cost of communication for the customers of operators of the two countries. russia belarus reduced roaming
Belarus and Russia have been working on the abolition of roaming charges in the Union State since 2017. The relevant roadmap was approved in December 2019.