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Roaming: from tonight the costs of data traffic abroad will change



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Roaming: from tonight the costs of data traffic abroad will change


New Year new roaming. We change the prices of Internet traffic with January 1, 2020. As part of the agreement between the states of the European Union, which over time has led to a decrease in costs for talking and surfing the Internet with our smartphone abroad. A process that began many years ago and that, year after year, has led us to the adoption of the so-called Roaming Zerointroduced on June 15, 2017, which today allows us to use almost entirely the thresholds of our domestic plans to talk and navigate even across borders.

We say “almost” because in fact the Internet traffic it is still limited and therefore lower than what we have in our country.

But 2020 brings good news: again in the context of the European agreements, the cost of a Gigabyte drops from 4.5 to 3.5 euros. Since the commercial quantum available abroad derives from a mathematical formula, this means that from 1 January 2020, all plans will have a higher quantity of GB available.

In practice, the calculation that must be done to find out the amount of GB available is as follows: cost of the commercial offer (excluding VAT), divided by 3.5 (today’s cost of 1 GB) by 2 (fixed multiplier number). This formula applies to all telephone operators who, with the decrease in the cost of the GB from 4.5 to 3.5 euros, will have to adjust upwards the portion of GB that we are entitled to abroad.

Doing a spanking calculation, all those who pay around 10 euros per monththey should receive 1 GB more abroad starting from the new year.

But that’s not all, because the agreements provide that the cost of the GB will continue to drop to 3 euros in 2021 and to 2.5 euros in 2022. This means that starting next year we should have an additional additional portion of GB available to use straight.