Originally Posted by Barbaria
Interesting, what carrier / subscription is that?
I thought that Finland
said no to Roming in EU.
My particular plan is unlimited high speed data in Nordic
countries, and up to 10 gigs free in other EU countries, after which I pay €3 or €4 per gig IIRC.
All EU mobile phone
carriers are now required to provide free roaming in other EU countries up to fair use limits, which can be set in terms of days or gigabytes or both. The maximum charge for data above fair use limits is €6 or so.
The idea of fair use also includes excessive use of the SIM card outside of the home country. This is defined in different ways and varies by carrier.
But this is not a big deal -- you just acquire another SIM card if you start to run up against those limits.
A dual SIM phone
is very useful for nomads in Europe
. You can put a SIM card from the country you will spend the most time in, in one slot. Use that one for all your calls (calls between any EU countries cost the same as calls inside the home country, by law, so it doesn't matter what SIM card you use for voice calls). Then put different local SIM cards in the second slot for your data.
I use a Sony Xperia Premium with dual SIM slots, but lots of phones are available here with dual SIM slots.
You can also use a MiFi device for your data, and I have one of those, but I hardly ever use it now since it is so easy to just use the hotspot function on the phone.