That’s why KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone stick to their promise earlier this year that nothing will change for the time being, despite Brexit.
When people use their mobile phones abroad, they are using a foreign provider’s network. The company charges a Dutch provider for this, which means customers have paid extra for it as well. Within the EU, these costs were gradually phased out in compliance with the law and since the summer of 2017 providers are not allowed to charge the cost for it.
British provider charges fees again
However, with Brexit, this arrangement no longer applies to the United Kingdom. However, earlier this year, both British and European providers indicated that they have no plans to charge roaming charges again. That situation lasted only six months, because then provider EE indicated it wanted to charge the cost again. Britons abroad pay £2 a day to that telecommunications company to use their telephones in the EU.
EE is officially the only one that actually charges roaming charges again. However, another provider, O2, tightened the maximum data limit that EU customers can use. Critics consider this to be the first step towards roaming charges.
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