Telenor caps roaming data fees
Telenor is continuing to revise its pricing strategies, by revealing it will cap mobile internet fees for roaming subscribers.
The operator is pricing mobile data access for customers visiting other European Union and European Economic Area countries (EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) at a maximum of 29 Kroner (€3.81) per day for 20-MB of data, or a weekly package priced at 199 Kroner for 150-MB of data. Telenor is also offering a maximum tariff of 49 Kroner for subscribers roaming to the USA, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand, Brazil, and Russia - Norwegian tourists’ most popular vacation destinations outside Europe.
Stein-Erik Vellan, divisional director for Mobile Market at Telenor Norway, explains the firm is revising its data roaming prices to make it easier for consumers to control their costs. “We want to provide customers with more options and better control when they surf abroad.”
Business users are also included in Telenor’s tariff changes, with a new data pack offering 200-MB per week for 199 Kroner in the EU and EEA, or 149 Kroner per day for 50-MB if roaming outside those markets.
The maximum roaming data charges come just a few days after Telenor introduced fixed prices for data on several domestic tariffs, many of which include free voice and SMS. Telefonica subsidiary O2 Germany adopted the same strategy on four of its data packages in March.