Does anyone know why ID does not include Switzerland in its roaming plan when every other network including Three and Tesco(Three) say they do?
I have just travelled to France through Geneva Airport so limited time in Switzerland and was surprised to get a text saying I had used up 80% of my cap. I’m not querying the phone using data but why are the charges so high for Switzerland.
Best answer by Taimoor
Read this: “The last member state of EFTA, Switzerland, is not party to the EEA agreement, and is instead linked to the EU by a series of bilateral agreements. Despite close relations with the EU in several fields, the regulations do not apply to Switzerland, and charges are usually considerably higher for EEA residents roaming in Switzerland, and for Swiss residents in the EEA, especially on internet data. Switzerland will not be part of the 2017 free rate agreements.Rates vary, sometimes EU rate at €0.05 and sometimes up to €10/MB.Some companies do offer EU rate roaming to Switzerland as well.Monaco, Andorra and San Marino have cooperation with the EU, like usage of the euro, but not free roaming.”
Source - Wikipedia | EU Roaming Regulations