Roaming: from 2019 increase the giga available

From January 1, 2019 the cost of gigabytes used while roaming decreases: it goes from 6 euros to 4.5 euros. Here's what will change when you travel abroad

With the introduction of "roaming like at home" phone costs have changed when traveling abroad. Thanks to the new rules introduced by the European Union, telephone operators are obliged to offer users who visit one of the EU countries the same rates they use in their own country.

This has allowed millions of Italians to have no extra costs when they go to Spain, France or England: to call and send messages they use those of their own telephone subscription (most offers now include unlimited minutes). The same does not apply to the data connection: the gigabytes you have available abroad are not the same as those you can use in your own country. For example, if to have 30GB we pay 10 euros per month, abroad we will be able to use a little more than 3GB for free. This calculation comes from a particular formula, "cost of the tariff (excluding VAT): 6 (cost of a gigabyte abroad) x 2". From January 1, 2019, however, this formula changes due to the decrease in the cost of Internet data: the price of a gigabyte drops from 6 euros to 4.5 euros.

How many gigs we can use abroad from January 1, 2019

The formula active from January 1, 2019 offers more gigs to users. To calculate how many your offer makes available you need to do this simple calculation "cost of the tariff (excluding VAT): 4.5 (cost of a gigabyte abroad) x 2". If we pay 10 euros per month, we will have about 4GB available abroad, one more than in 2018. The rules of "roaming like at home" are valid for all countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary.

In case the Giga runs out, you will be able to continue surfing by paying for every single megabyte: the cost will be 0.54 cents (this price also decreased from January 1, 2019).

Roaming zero, how the price changes in 2020

The European Union roadmap provides that for the next few years, the cost of a gigabyte will continue to decrease. From January 1, 2020, the price will be set at 3.50 euros, while from January 1, 2021, it will go to 3 euros. Finally, on January 1, 2022, the cost will be 2.5 euros.