Movistar has just confirmed that it will also offer free calls and messages from Spain to Ukraine and vice versa for the duration of the Russian invasion. The operator joins the rest of the telecommunications companies that have also decided to stop charging for roaming in the country invaded by Russia.
Communications are a key factor at all times, but even more so when we talk about a military conflict. Since the war broke out, all Spanish operators have been announcing that they stopped charging roaming in Ukraine. First it was Orange, followed by the MásMóvil group with all its brands such as Pepephone, etc. and then Vodafone. On this day Telephone has officially announced that it will also offer all communications free of charge for an indefinite period of time.
Ukraine is one of the most expensive countries
During the 2018 Champions League final that pitted Real Madrid against Liverpool, we were able to see first-hand how Ukraine was one of the most expensive countries to be in roaming. The country is in what is called “Zone 3” and is located in the group of the most expensive states in the world where a franchise of 100 megabytes mobile data can cost 10 euros.
In my particular case, being a Vodafone customer and with the travel fare that allows me to enjoy free calls and Internet outside the European Union for a price of 15 euros per day, the operator had to temporarily cut the line for me, believing that Ukraine was among the countries that allowed me to navigate with complete peace of mind. He had previously visited Morocco, Thailand or the Philippines and with the travel rate he could use the telephone as if he were in Spain. In Ukraine it is different, it is among the most expensive countries in the world despite the fact that Vodafone is present there and surprisingly has extremely cheap local rates. The data franchises 20 GB cost between 5 and 10 euros in prepaid version and the same happens with other operators.
All with Ukraine
Not only telecommunications operators support the country presided over by Volodímir Zelenski. A multitude of companies and individuals are turning to the Ukrainian people who are experiencing one of the most complicated moments in their history. Thus, for example, the chef José Andrés is already in Poland handing out menus to all the refugees fleeing the terror of war. Some countries such as France have announced the shipment of millionaire items and defense equipment to help the country defend itself against Russian aggression.
Also from the ADSLZone Group we sympathize with the entire Ukrainian people and send them all the strength in the world to face this difficult situation. Strength Ukraine!