3 Jun 2019 11:52

Roaming in Russia legally eliminated

MOSCOW. June 3 (Interfax) - Amendments to Articles 46 and 54 of the federal law On Communications, which eliminate national and intra-network roaming in Russia, went into effect on June 1.

The law to eliminate roaming in Russia was signed by President Vladimir Putin in December 2018. The prime minister signed a resolution in May 2019 that supplemented rules for providing telephony services as regards the elimination of roaming.

The law stipulates that mobile service providers set the same conditions for provision of services in their networks for every subscriber, regardless of which region of Russia the customer is located in. Equal conditions are provided both in the zone of coverage of the provider's network and outside of it. However, connections with called subscribers located outside of Russia are subject to payment.