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    • #3043
      Avatarharper
      Participant

      Will we lose our free mobile roaming in Europe after Brexit?

    • #3049
      BDSteveBDSteve
      Keymaster

      We could well lose free mobile roaming, but it is hard to give a definitive answer at this stage.

      If the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 with a withdrawal agreement in place, then it will not happen immediately. All EU rules and regulations, including on free mobile roaming anywhere in the EU, will continue to apply until the end of the transition period, on 31 December 2020.

      It’s also possible that the transition period could be extended, but that’s fairly speculative at this stage.

      So what will happen to free mobile roaming once the transition period is over?

      Well at that point, EU laws will no longer apply to the UK and UK mobile network operators will be able to reintroduce roaming charges if they so wish. Some major operators say they currently have no plans to do so, but that can’t be guaranteed and it’s bound to be affected by the commercial decisions taken at the time by both EU and UK operators.

      It’s also possible that the UK government could create its own laws regulating roaming fees after Brexit. But we don’t know if it would, and even if it did any such law would probably have to take the form of an agreement with the EU. In other words, it would depend on a future UK-EU future trade deal that has yet to be negotiated.

    • #3224
      AvatarInsomniac
      Participant

      Even if mobile roaming lost after Brexit I’m sure they will have packages cheap enough.
      The same thing happened before.

    • #3403
      cannyolicannyoli
      Keymaster

      The UK government has announced today that in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit, surcharge-free roaming when you travel to the EU cannot be guaranteed. Whilst it stresses that this is an unlikely event, it also promises to introduce a monthly cap of £45 on any roaming charges.

    • #5569
      AvatarJamieS
      Participant

      45 is cheap enough for mobile roaming.I think that’s a very good deal.Before the EU Law for free roaming I was paying at least 60 for 150 mins and 500 gb.

       

    • #5613
      AvatarEric
      Participant

      That’s freaking expensive dude  need to leave it as it is !

    • #5879
      AvatarMegansX
      Participant

      i have a question.Ok about UK and the 45 what about EU for UK?

    • #6009
      cannyolicannyoli
      Keymaster

      Hi MegansX , up to the other 27 EU countries to state their position on this. Have you heard a peep from any of them yet?

    • #6706
      BDSteveBDSteve
      Keymaster

      No news yet from other providers but it looks as if they will treat the UK similarly.  When we know we will let you know.  In the meantime let us know if you gear anything.

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