Travel, European Union, Mobile Phones

Travel, European Union

O2 customers face new roaming charges when travelling in the EU

Britons will be charged extra for exceeding their limit despite operators saying they had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges

6/24/2021 8:30:00 AM

Britons will be charged extra for exceeding their limit despite operators saying they had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges

Britons will be charged extra for exceeding their limit despite operators saying they had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges

British travellers will be charged £3.50 for each gigabyte of data that they use over a limit of 25 gigabytes (GB) from August 2.The EU scrapped roaming charges across its member states in 2017 after the European Commission said that they amounted to a “market failure”.

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O2 customers have since been able to carry over their agreed level of data use at home when visiting the 27 EU member states.British mobile operators had previously said that they had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges after the Brexit deal that was reached between the UK and the EU on Christmas Eve last year.

The trade deal states that both the EU and UK will encourage mobile phone operators to have “transparent and reasonable rates” when it comes to data roaming.In an email to customers, O2 announced “changes to our roaming fair usage policy”.“As your monthly UK data allowance is over 25GB, you can still use your data in our Europe Zone,” the company said. headtopics.com

The Government has passed legislation with a £45-a-month limit on charges for using mobile data abroad. Read more: The Telegraph »

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