EU rules and regulations on mobile roaming no longer apply. The four main mobile operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – have all said they have no current plans to reintroduce roaming surcharges.
This isn’t guaranteed so it’s possible roaming charges could be introduced.
To safeguard consumers, a £45-a-month limit on the amount that can be charged for using mobile data abroad has been introduced.
Customers have to opt in if they want to exceed this cap. They are informed when they’ve reached 80% and 100% of their data allowances.
If you’re in Northern Ireland, mobile phone operators need to take ‘reasonable steps’ to help avoid customers being charged for accidental roaming because of receiving a signal from the Republic of Ireland.
Mobile roaming charges depend on your network.
Check with your phone company for any extra charges.
The UK government has passed a law to make sure operators continue to prevent your data roaming charges going beyond £45 per monthly billing period. This is unless you actively choose to use more data.
But it’s important to check what your mobile network says about roaming before you travel abroad.