As of today roaming charges in the European Union no longer apply. The new EU rules cover data services, voice calls and SMS.
As of today the last roaming charges that citizens were still paying to their mobile operator will disappear when they travel to another EU country. Every existing or new contract that includes roaming services will, by default, become a roam like at home contract.
Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU. From now on, citizens who travel within the EU will be able to call, text and connect on their mobile devices at the same price as they pay at home.
On this occasion, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, on behalf of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union underlined in a statement that "the end of roaming charges is at the foundation of the EU's Digital Single Market and is another step towards building a united and sustainable European digital society, accessible for all our citizens."