telecommunications Despite Brexit: Great Britain currently has no roaming charges
First, everything remains the same: if you make a phone call or surf the web with a German contract in Great Britain, you don’t need to expect increased costs – first of all. This may change from 2022.
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Despite Brexit, UK travelers with a German mobile phone contract don’t have to worry about roaming charges. This was the result of a survey conducted by the German Press Agency (DPA) among mobile phone providers.
Although the UK actually dropped out of EU roaming regulation with Brexit, providers on both sides initially charged no additional fees for mobile data usage in the relevant foreign country. In Great Britain, both Vodafone and provider EE have now announced that they want to change it again from January 2022. Free roaming in EU countries should be available only in certain tariffs.
Roaming charges will be possible again from 2022
Vodafone in Germany, on the other hand, said they have no plans to increase roaming charges in Great Britain again. Deutsche Telekom customers need not fear any additional cost. With O2 and 1&1, according to the companies, it will remain so till the end of the year. However, the providers wanted to keep it open as to whether this would still apply after 2021. It depends on the interaction with roaming partners, it said on request. You will inform your customers in due course.
Roaming charges within the European Union were abolished in 2017.
Since then, European mobile phone users have largely been able to make phone calls or surf the web while on vacation, largely without worry. So far, this also applies to the United Kingdom despite Brexit, which eventually divorced from the European Union at the end of the year.
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