The European Commission has pulled it off! Agreement has been reached on abolishing roaming costs. Roaming costs are for calls, texts and data traffic while abroad. The act will enter into force on 15 June 2017. From that date, the high roaming rates will end and telecom operators will no longer be allowed to charge extra costs for phoning or surfing while abroad.
The roaming costs are already dropping this year. In the run-up to the new rules, the roaming charges will reduce still further on 30 April 2016.
Always one step ahead dankzij Nextel’s roaming alerts
In expectation of this change, Nextel launched its roaming alerts in order to avoid sky-high bills. We know that not every Nextel mobile user has a smartphone, yet roaming costs are equally high for everyone. Nextel wants to protect both you and our customers against sky-high bills after a trip abroad. This is why we developed roaming alerts.
What are roaming alerts?
Roaming alerts were created as an extra warning to keep an eye on costs and to protect Nextel Mobile users against large bills. They receive a text when their usage reaches 50, 500, 750 or 1000 euros.
How does it work?
The text warns you when you reach a limit. After this, your roaming is blocked immediately. So you can’t call, text or use data abroad (internet via wifi is still possible though).
Do you want to continue anyway? Then text Nextel GO + the amount to 1966. Your roaming will be reactivated until the next limit.
Once you reach the limit of 1000 euros, your roaming usage will be completely blocked. So sending a text to reactivate your roaming will no longer work. In this case, Nextel can only unblock your roaming with an official approval from the Fleet Manager.