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I read from Need fast mobile internet while in Finland for 1 month that there are prepaid Finnish SIMs with data. I'm planning to go to Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Could someone confirm whether those SIMs would roam to other countries in Scandinavia?

From what I gathered, EU changed the roaming rules so that within it, there aren't really gigantic roaming costs anymore.

Is that the case?

  • Regarding "EU [...] roaming rules" they are quite well explained at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… (look at the column applying Apr 2016 to Jun 2017) – Grzegorz Oledzki Jan 13 '17 at 20:10
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    Note that nobody (at least nobody outside Estonia) considers Estonia part of Scandinavia. Hell, even Finland isn’t considered part of Scandinavia by many. Source 1, Source 2 – Jan Jan 14 '17 at 1:00
  • Good to know @Jan. I'll mind my mental shortcuts from now on ;) – Calyth Jan 14 '17 at 14:31
  • I ended up eBaying a Vodafone Netherlands sim. Getting 1GB data that works in the country listed above was around 20EUR, and as long as you don't need it for more than 30 days, it wouldn't be a problem from what I could tell. – Calyth Jul 25 '17 at 19:45
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It depends on the exact plan you get, but in general the most you should pay is about 6 cents per MB for roaming when inside the EU. Some providers may not let you roam on a prepaid plan so it's best to ask when you buy the SIM card.

Some providers may provide free roaming within the EU or the Nordics/Baltics. For example Sonera have a data plan for €24.90 for a month which lets you use the data in the Nordics and Baltics. You might be able to find a similar option for prepaid plans.

https://www.sonera.fi/kauppa/liittymat/nettiliittymat/prepaid-netti https://www.sonera.fi/dam/jcr:15386e12-dad3-4397-836c-44c919d73860/Sonera%20Wireless%20Surf%20Service%20Description.pdf

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    The data plan you are linking to is subscription/invoice based and not prepaid. I doubt that it is available to persons not resident in Finland. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Jan 13 '17 at 20:10

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