TeliaSonera continues to make mobile surfing easier in Europe
- 2011-10-17 09:00 UTC
TeliaSonera continues to make it easier for customers to surf the internet on their mobile phoneswhile travelling in Europe. TeliaSonera's customers in Sweden will be first to experience feelingsecure when browsing the mobile web in the EU/EES on low data roaming price, with completecontrol over their bill.
Over the past few years, people have increased surfing the mobile web when travelling abroad. Yet many still choose to turn off data roaming on their mobile phones due to cost concerns. Last May, TeliaSonera reduced the data traffic rate considerably for subscribers roaming in the Nordic and Baltic countries, which met the need for mobile surfing when in these countries. Data traffic rose sharply as a result.
"Our customers want and need to continue to use their mobiles while travelling abroad," emphasizes Håkan Dahlström, Head of Mobility Services at TeliaSonera. "We took the first step for the Nordic and Baltic countries in May by reducing prices considerably, so our customers could feel secure about continuing to use their mobile phone for mobile internet browsing in neighbouring countries, just like they do at home. This move was greatly appreciated by our customers. Now we're going one step further by letting our customers in Sweden be the first to securely surf the mobile web in 25 countries in Europe. Other TeliaSonera markets will soon follow up on this initiative with equivalent offerings for their customers," ends Håkan Dahlström.
"Surf Abroad" is TeliaSonera's collective term for mobile web browsing with cost control in countries outside the home county. With the new and lower rate for mobile surfing, customers with a private subscription in Sweden will pay SEK 49 (including VAT) per day for up to 20 MB. Customers with a company subscription will pay SEK 79 (excluding VAT) per day for up to 50 MB. These data traffic rates are slightly higher than a normal day's consumption during travel. Customers will have complete control over their data roaming costs as they will receive a text message from Telia when they need to purchase more data for further surfing.
The destinations included in the Surf Abroad offering are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.