Is your network affected by Brexit news? Why don’t roaming charges apply to some users now?
ROAMING FEES for Brits traveling to Europe are set to be introduced this year, but some businesses have stated that they will not charge their customers.
Mobile phone companies will reintroduce roaming fees for UK residents who use their phones in Europe in 2022 as a result of Brexit.
The rule is one of several that will take effect in the new year, including measures related to post-Brexit customs regulations.
Some networks, however, have recently announced that they will not be following the trend and will charge their customers for roaming – so who are they and why have they made this decision?
Unlike a number of other providers, Virgin Mobile and O2 have announced that roaming charges will not be reinstated for their customers.
As a result, customers traveling to Europe will be able to use their mobile data, make calls, and send texts for the same price as they would in the UK.
Roaming fees for customers traveling to Europe will be reintroduced by Vodafone, EE, and Three this year.
Vodafone plans to reinstate roaming fees at the end of January, while EE will do so in March.
Due to testing and technical issues, both networks pushed back the reintroduction of the charges.
From May onwards, Three customers will be charged for roaming.
After July 7, 2021, anyone who joins or upgrades with EE will be charged a £2 daily roaming fee in EU countries.
People who joined the network after August 11 or who upgraded or renewed their contract will pay the same fee as those who joined after August 11.
Despite the higher costs, both companies will offer deals to avoid the fee, with EE customers paying £10 for a 30-day roaming pass and Vodafone customers paying £1 per day for an eight or 15-day pass.
For those who joined or upgraded after October 1, 2021, Three will impose a £2 daily charge.
Users could use their mobile plans’ calls, texts, and data allowances in any EU country prior to the UK leaving the EU.
Following the removal of roaming charges by the Bloc in 2017, this occurred.
The EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) of December 2020, on the other hand, gave mobile operators the option to reintroduce charges.
The company that owns Virgin Mobile is Virgin Media O2.
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