Roam like home
Supporting increased internet usage across the Nordics and Baltics
As the first operator, Telia ended the roaming fees for calls, sms, mms and data for customers in the Nordics and Baltics. From December 17, 2015, customers (beginning in Sweden) are charged the same price as home, depending on their subscription. This includes most mobile subscriptions and broadband subscriptions, for both businesses and consumers.
Customers can from now on continue living their digital lives abroad, without worrying about high bills when returning home. For instance, if you´re in Denmark and make a local phone call or send an sms, it will cost the same as local calls, sms and surfing in your home country (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
The internet allows people to access a larger range of information, products and online services than before. Increased internet usage drives both innovation and productivity that leads to higher economic growth, jobs and earnings while also reducing travel time and costs for consumers, saving time that can be used for other activities. A recent Deloitte econometric study analyzing internet penetration and GDP in 38 countries over 10 years finds that increasing fixed line penetration by 10% boosts GDP growth by 0.88% and mobile penetration drives GDP growth by 0.63%. Substituting physical travel and goods with digital services also has a positive impact on reducing environmental degradation and GHG-emissions.
Roam Like Home addresses targets in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals numbers 8,9,12 and 13.