The same rule also applies to all calls or text messages you receive while abroad – you are not charged to receive calls or text messages in case of roaming, even if the caller uses another service provider. You may not be sure how much data is roaming, but your mobile operator will confirm this by SMS when you arrive in the EU. You can also check this allowance before you travel by contacting your mobile operator. The initial proposal for a fair dealing policy was published on 5 September 2016. It would have limited the amount of free roaming to 90 days in a calendar year and to a maximum of 30 consecutive days, after which regulated roaming rates (now in force) would apply. Registration on your home network on any given day would not be taken into account on the limit that day. The proposal also states that “the customer should nevertheless be able to use quantities of services at least the average volume consumed by customers of the tariff plan in question on the national territory,” which should prevent operators from setting low call/data limits. Once signed, the RRA would ensure a substantial reduction in roaming prices between the six Eastern Partnership countries. This would allow mobile subscribers to use more affordable services while roaming in other countries in the eastern neighbourhood. In addition, implementing the changes to the legal and regulatory framework necessary to implement RRAs would also be a step towards harmonising their national regulatory bodies with the EU regulatory framework. The European Commission has often raised the issue of high roaming charges in the European Union.
In October 2005, the European Commission launched a consumer website on roaming charges to draw attention to the problem, which included 12 euros for a 4-minute call. The four major UK operators declined to comment on details of their business dealings with other operators, but said they had no intention of reintroducing roaming charges. Wholesale roaming prices are those that operators charge each other for using their network when their respective customers travel abroad. For the abolition of retail roaming charges to be sustainable across the EU, these prices must be competitive in the EU to enable operators to offer retail roaming services to their customers, in addition to the national price. Swedish operator Comviq abolished roaming services on its “Fastpris mini” plan on 15 June 2017.  Operator Hallon is doing the same with its smallest “LITEN” plan from October 1, 2017.  In Denmark, the operator Telmore introduced TELMORE Home without roaming services, even though it was travelling to countries outside the EEA.  Vodafone UK has introduced “plans that apply only to Britain” that completely prohibit roaming.
 This is possible because, although the regulation gives operators the ability to collect additional roaming charges, it does not require them to provide roaming.