No costs abroad with inOne mobile go: Why does roaming still exist?
For some time now, no roaming charges have been charged within Europe - at least by EU operators. This does not apply to Switzerland. But why doesn't Swisscom simply abolish roaming? We'll tell you the reasons for this and what else is behind it here.
Within the EU, the roaming tariffs between the individual providers have been regulated - Switzerland as a non-EU country cannot benefit from this: The foreign provider charges Swisscom for every kilobyte surfing abroad at prices that it can set itself. If Swisscom were nevertheless to abolish roaming tariffs, the costs incurred would therefore have to be distributed among all customers. And then the same thing could happen that is even being observed in the EU at the moment: Subscriptions will be more expensive and will also be subject to a data volume ceiling in Switzerland. The costs are no longer borne by the originator, but distributed among all. This also applies to those who do not go on holiday at all. That would be quite unfair, wouldn't it?
Swisscom as a low-cost provider of foreign tariffs?
But Swisscom is already clearly the cheapest and fairest provider across all customer groups in Switzerland when it comes to roaming tariffs. In 2018, Swisscom lowered its prices - as it has always done in spring for years. And this is only really important for a few customers. The fact is that Swisscom included roaming within Europe in the most popular subscriptions three years ago and further expanded this offer with the launch of inOne mobile subscriptions in spring 2019. However, many customers do not make full use of the roaming days and/or the data volume included in their subscription. Data packages for Europe are therefore primarily purchased by customers with low-cost or prepaid subscriptions and customers with above-average data usage. So in the end it's like this: for most Swisscom customers roaming within Europe has actually been abolished.
Up to 50% cheaper with Swisscom
The chart below also shows that you can travel up to half cheaper with Swisscom when travelling abroad.
No more EU roaming with the new inOne subscriptions