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15th May 2017: bye bye roaming!

  • April 14, 2017
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You’re probably already bored with the news, but here it is one more time. On 15/6/2017, all roaming charges in the European Union will disappear. Orders by the European Commission. But hey, we’re Mobile Vikings, so we starting early. One month early, to be precise. As of 15/5/2017, no Mobile Viking will be charged extra for roaming in the EU, whether you have a prepaid SIM card or subscription. There’s no need to take any action yourself (no need to top up, or change your SIM, nada). The Viking advantage, allowing Vikings to call and text each other free of charge, will only remain valid in Belgium, just like before.

All roaming surcharges will automatically disappear: for calls, SMS and mobile surfing. Your usage will be deducted from your active bundle.

As for the rates then:

WITH AN ACTIVE BUNDLE:

Call: the extra costs that used to be charged for roaming minutes before 15/5/2017, will disappear. Abroad, for your prepaid SIM card you’ll pay the same costs per minute as you would in Belgium, while this usage will be deducted from your remaining calling credit. With a subscription, you’ll be able to use your calling bundle abroad as well.

Being called: absolutely nothing.

Receive an SMS: receiving an SMS is always free of charge.

Send an SMS: sent roaming SMS’ will be deducted from your active SMS bundle, no extra costs.

Surf mobile: the extra costs that used to be charged for surfing mobile abroad (without a data roaming package for prepaid SIM cards) before 15/5/2017, will disappear. This means you’ll surf for free abroad, while your used MB’s will be deducted from your active bundle.

Call other EU countries from an EU country: when you’re in Belgium and you use your Belgian number to call (e.g.) a French number, you’ll pay € 0.5/min. If you’re in the Netherlands, for example, and use your Belgian number to call (e.g.) a French number, you’ll pay as if you’d call a Belgian number. For our prepaid SIM cards, the normal calling rate will apply. For a subscription, this will be deducted from your calling bundle.

OUT OF BUNDLE:

Call: the extra costs that used to be charged for roaming minutes before 15/5/2017, will disappear. Abroad, you’ll pay the same costs per minute as you would in Belgium, while this usage will be deducted from your remaining calling credit. For a Focus Calling bundle and subscriptions, that’s € 0.2/min, and for a Focus Data bundle, that’s € 0.4/min. For a prepaid SIM card this is deducted from your calling credit, and for subscriptions this will be added to your invoice.

Being called: absolutely nothing.

Receive an SMS: receiving an SMS is always free of charge.

Send an SMS: sending a roaming SMS out of bundle will cost you € 0.1/SMS.

Surf mobile: the extra costs that charged for surfing mobile abroad (without a data roaming package) after 15/5/2017, will be € 0.1/MB.

Call other EU countries from an EU country: you’ll pay the same rate as you would pay in Belgium to call another Belgian provider.

The data roaming packages for prepaid SIM cards? Those will obviously be redundant. If you still have an active data roaming package on 15/5/2017, it will remain active until you’ve entirely used it or until it expires.

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