Mobile roaming charges
Mobile roaming charges: What will happen to roaming charges after Brexit?
Will roaming be free after Brexit?
If the UK leaves the EU having agreed a version of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, any changes will not happen immediately.
All EU rules and regulations, including mobile roaming anywhere in the EU, will continue to apply until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, which may be extended for one or two years.
What happens if it’s a No deal?
If the UK leaves without a deal, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has confirmed that mobile operators will be able to implement roaming charges if they want to.
But he added that the government would be legislating to put a £45-a-month limit on the amount that customers could be charged for using mobile data abroad.
There would also be requirements for customers to be informed when they have reached 80% and 100% of their data allowances.
A future trade deal with the European Union could include the abolition of, or limits to, mobile roaming charges.
Will data roaming cost me outside the UK?
Are the network operators planning to increase roaming chargers after Brexit?
Operators have NO plans to increase charges!
Of course, just because the operators might be allowed to reintroduce roaming charges, it does not necessarily mean that they will do so.
EE’s roaming charges after Brexit
EE also said it had no plans to introduce the charges and said: “we are working closely with government on this and hope Brexit negotiations will help ensure that UK operators can continue to offer low prices to our customers”.
Three’s plan after Brexit
Three has no plans to bring them back in, regardless of how Brexit negotiations resolve themselves.
Vodafone’s roaming plan after Brexit
Vodafone said it was too soon to assess the implications of Brexit on roaming regulations, but added that it currently had no plans to change its roaming charges.
O2’s roaming plan after Brexit
“We currently have no plans to change our roaming services across Europe. We will be working closely with the government and other European operators to try and protect the current arrangements, so our customers can continue to enjoy free EU roaming once Britain officially leaves the EU.”