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Norway Telenor limits roaming charges. Mobile provider Telenor introduces a new price structure for mobile, tablet and PC leisure and business travellers this summer. In a move the telecoms giant deems “a market exclusive”, mobile surfing costs in EU/EEA countries and “the most popular holiday destinations outside of the EU/EEA” are to be capped. “We want to provide customers with more options and better control when they surf abroad. That’s why we are cutting the prices in those places where people travel to most, and making it easier to keep track of prices and keep costs in check,” says Stein-Erik Vellan, divisional director for Mobile Market at Telenor Norway, says in a statement.

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Norway Telenor limits roaming charges

Published on Tuesday, 4th June, 2013 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Mobile provider Telenor introduces a new price structure for mobile, tablet and PC leisure and business travellers this summer.

Mobile mast (illustration photo)
Mobile mast (illustration photo)
Photo: Les Chatfield/Flickr


In a move the telecoms giant deems “a market exclusive”, mobile surfing costs in EU/EEA countries and “the most popular holiday destinations outside of the EU/EEA” are to be capped.

“We want to provide customers with more options and better control when they surf abroad. That’s why we are cutting the prices in those places where people travel to most, and making it easier to keep track of prices and keep costs in check,” says Stein-Erik Vellan, divisional director for Mobile Market at Telenor Norway, says in a statement.

According to the company, some 50 per cent of the population holidays abroad during the summer, with about 70 per cent of these people owning a smartphone. Tablet computer owners who are Telenor customers number approximately 150,000.

Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, and the US are Norwegians’ most popular destination, the company states.

In 2009, the EU Parliament voted for maximum roaming prices for data traffic within the EU following the 2007-adopted EU Roaming regulation.

Revised roaming rules came into force last year, the same time Telenor introduced common prices for data usage abroad. Telenor says this was to simplify its price-range.

“Personal customers will now be able to surf for a maximum cost of NOK 29 per day within the EU/EEA,” the company’s Stein-Erik Vellan says.

A so-termed ‘Bestill Surf EU’ (Order Surf EU) text to 1999 means surfing will cost a maximum of NOK 29 (about EUR 3.80) per day, with a daily 20MB of data traffic included. Speeds are lowered after reaching this amount.

A weekly NOK 199 package (some EUR 26.20) with 150MB of data included is also available. Subscribers will know when this amount is reached via text notification.

Prices will then be the same as before this feature was ordered, but a new weekly package can be ordered in the same way via text.

In addition to these pricings, Telenor says they are introducing maximum ex EU/EEA costing programme for Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Thailand, and the US from the middle of this month.

‘Feriesurf utenfor EU/EØS’ (Holiday Surf Outside of the EU/EEA) is capped at NOK 49 per day (about CHF 8/USD 8.40, for example), again, ordered via text using the same number.

Business customers will benefit from Telenor’s price-capping strategy too. EU/EEA call, text, MMS, and data costs are being cut.

Moreover, the company is introducing a new ‘Bestill Surf 200 EU’ (Order Surf 200 EU) weekly data package costing NOK 199 with 200MB included. 1999 is the number to text, again.



Published on Tuesday, 4th June, 2013 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwaymobile, roamingcosts.





  
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