EU rules and regulations on mobile roaming will no longer continue to 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 will be introduced.
Customers will have to opt in if they want to exceed this cap. They’ll be informed when they’ve reached 80% and 100% of their data allowances.
If you’re in Northern Ireland, mobile phone operators will 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 will depend on your network – but most of the big networks have said they will continue to offer free roaming.
The four main mobile operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – have said they have no plans to reintroduce roaming surcharges. If you’re on other networks, 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.