Due to Brexit, roaming costs in the UK are subject to change in principle, but many telecom companies are not making any changes for now.
T-Mobile points out that “nothing will change in our service for now”. At VodafoneZiggo, “Brexit in 2021 will have no impact on roaming charges when used in the UK”.
“For now, nothing will change for our customers. We will continue to implement ‘Roam Like Home’ in the UK, as we are also implementing in EU countries,” KPN said.
No additional fees
Telecommunications companies are not allowed to charge additional fees to customers texting, calling or surfing the internet in other EU countries. But for Great Britain, the situation is changing: on January 1, the transition period in which EU rules still apply to the UK will end. In theory, telecommunications companies can charge rates for roaming.
The Belgian provider will not be changing their roaming rates for now. UK providers have indicated that, conversely, they will not charge roaming fees for UK citizens traveling to the EU. It is not clear how long this situation will last.
Roaming means the phone is connected to a foreign network. In June 2017, roaming fees were eliminated in all EU countries, plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
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