After fighting to reduce roaming charges for ten years, the European Commission finally succeeded in abolishing such fees on 15 June 2017. With the ‘Roam Like at Home’ regulations, you can now call, text and use data all across the European Union and European Economic Area for the exact same price as you would in your country of residence. Except, not really.
In practice, many consumers continue to pay extra for roaming when travelling around the Union. Things are especially complicated for customers of the Finnish telecom providers that have been granted special permission to not comply with ‘roam like at home’ regulations, and thus continue to charge extra fees for roaming.