Russia abolished roaming charges

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From June 1, Russia canceled the national and on-net roaming. This date comes into force signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Mediadevicecollection resolution.

According to the document, the cost of communication will depend on the region in which the user is located. Mobile operators can charge subscribers for incoming calls only if they are outside the country, on the territory of Russia is now enshrined in law free incoming calls.

At the end of 2018, President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the abolition of national roaming. According to the document, the cost of communication will depend on the region in which the user is located.

At the end of April it became known about the plans to abolish national roaming in the Crimea. The head of FAS Igor Artemisany that his Department was able to convince the existing regional operators of the necessity of such a step. Since the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 2014 on the Peninsula because of the threat of sanctions is not working, no Federal cellular operator.

In October 2018, it was reported that regional carriers are afraid of financial losses due to the cancellation of charging incoming calls in national roaming. The Federal Antimonopoly service, in turn, assured that the abolition of roaming charges in Russia will not lead to an increase in the cost of communications services.

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