Expensive WiFi Roaming Between Japan And Europe

WiFi roaming agreements are still a major issue, even as more people realize they’re probably better off just hunting for a free hotspot than bothering to find yet another different subscription service. However, some companies are still working on roaming agreements, often with international partners. The latest is that DoCoMo and TeliaSonera have agreed to let subscribers roam across WiFi networks… but it’s not quite what you would think. Instead of just letting subscribers roam, they’ll be charged a fee to roam. It may just be confusion over the way the article is written, but it actually sounds like TeliaSonera customers will be charged more to use DoCoMo’s hotspots than if they just had a DoCoMo account. That can’t be right, of course, but the fact that there’s any charge at all seems to defeat much of the benefit of a roaming agreement.

Filed Under: ,

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...