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While the UK was a member of the EU, roaming cellphone charges were abolished for UK nationals. Which carriers are bringing back roaming costs for clients visiting Europe now that the UK is no longer a member of the EU?
Mobile operators in EU countries have been prohibited from charging users extra to use their phones in other EU countries since 2017. After the UK lost its ties with the EU earlier this year, major cellphone providers declared they had no intentions to impose roaming charges. However, EE has recently stated that from July 7, 2021, roaming costs would be reintroduced in Europe for those joining or upgrading via the network.
This week, EE announced that roaming costs for consumers traveling to other European nations will be reinstated.
The change will take effect next year, although users in the United Kingdom will not be charged extra to use their phones in the Republic of Ireland.
The decision is intended to “support investment into our UK-based customer service and leading UK network,” according to EE, which is part of the BT Group.
EE is now the only major carrier to announce the return of roaming costs for consumers traveling to Europe, while other companies have decreased their data restrictions.
“We have no present intentions to change our approach to roaming in the EU,” Vodafone told PA.
When roaming in Europe, O2 announced on Wednesday that it would implement a fair use data cap of 25GB per month, with consumers being charged if they go over their monthly allowance.
Customers who use more than 25GB of data when traveling in Europe will be charged £3.50 per additional gigabyte.
Three has also stated that its fair use restriction for EU travelers will be reduced from 20GB to 12GB per month.
“Following a review of our fair use policy, we are updating our Go Roam policy in the EU to align it with our Go Roam Around the World fair use policy,” the operator stated.
“This implies that starting July 1, our data fair usage allowance in the EU will be reduced from 20GB to 12GB per month.
“The new fair usage limit is still more than adequate for tourists to use their phones as if they were in the United Kingdom.
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