European mobile service providers have long stopped charging additional roaming fees for mobile phones, SMS and data transmission over mobile networks. These rules apply to all users of mobile services within the borders of the European Union, and the introduction was automatic, meaning that users did not have to do anything.
Practically speaking, this means that when you travel outside your home country to another EU country, you do not have to pay extra fees to use your mobile phone. Your calls (to mobile and fixed network), text messages (SMS) and data services are charged at local rates or the same rate for calls, texts and data as in your country.
But by 2022, mobile roaming will improve. However, those who use the mobile network for data transmission will benefit the most. Domestic mobile packages will be less restrictive abroad, which means there will be fewer and fewer physical restrictions. However, we will already see the biggest jump in 2027, when the price of a gigabyte for data transmission will be limited to just one euro. In 2022, the maximum price will be limited to 2.5 euros, while in 2021 the price will be three euros.
For example, if we pay €12 for a subscription in Slovenia, we will get 9.6 GB of data on that account. The price of a gigabyte will drop to just €1.8 per gigabyte next year. Only then will the price of roaming data drop, up to 1 euro per gigabyte in 2027.