‘Brexit has nothing to do with it!’ The link between roaming charges and the EU exit is dismantled by a Jeremy Vine viewer.
A caller on Jeremy Vine mocked concerns that the return of EU roaming costs for British holidaymakers is linked to Brexit.
A caller disagreed with the notion that roaming charges are tied to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. The conversation arose after Vodafone restored roaming charges for travel in Europe, a move that some Remainers have linked to Brexit. Jeremy Vine viewer Mick, on the other hand, claimed that Brexit was not to blame for the phone company’s choice.
On Tuesday, viewer Mick sent a message to Jeremy Vine on Five, saying, “Brexit isn’t to blame.”
“The phone companies are to fault for defrauding their customers.
“Profit isn’t a terrible word; without it, no business can survive.”
In 2017, the European Union scrapped roaming costs entirely, saving vacationers and business travelers millions of pounds each year.
Free roaming, on the other hand, was not included in the Brexit agreement that Britain negotiated with the EU.
The majority of Vodafone’s UK customers, according to UK Chief Executive Ahmed Essam, aren’t regular roamers and are paying for something they don’t use.
“We believe it is equitable to allow customers greater choice over what they pay for, such as opting into a price plan that includes free roaming or paying for roaming only when they roam,” he said.
As a result of the decision, new and upgrading users will have to pay up to £2 per day to use their monthly data, voice, and text allowances beginning August 11th.
Travelers who use the network will be able to lower their roaming costs to £1 per day by purchasing an 8 or 15-day multi-day pass.
Market expert Paolo Pescatore has previously predicted that from next year, roaming charges for visitors to the European Union will rise.
“It’s more a question of when they’ll do it than if they’ll do it,” he remarked.
“One or two may want to take a really unique approach and say that roaming is included for free for all of our consumers to at least create some type of uniqueness in the marketplace.”
“However, I believe it is a question of when they will, and while I hope not, you can’t rule out future price hikes down the road.”
In June, BT-owned EE was the first to announce the return of roaming costs.
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