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Telecommunications – No Roaming in Great Britain from Brexit – Economy

London / Dசsseldorf (DPA) – Despite Brexit, UK travelers with German mobile phone deals no longer have to worry about roaming charges. This is the result of a survey conducted by the German Press Agency among mobile phone providers.

Although the UK actually withdrew from the EU roaming regulation with Brexit, both providers initially did not charge extra for the use of mobile data in their respective foreign countries. In Great Britain, both Vodafone and provider EE have announced that they intend to change this again from January 2022. Free roaming in EU countries is only available at certain rates.

Vodafone, on the other hand, in Germany said it had no plans to raise roaming charges in Great Britain again. Deutsche Telecom customers need not fear any additional costs. With O2 and 1 & 1, according to the companies, it will be until the end of the year. However, providers wanted to keep it open to see if it would still apply after 2021. It depends on the negotiations with the roaming partners, which is on demand. You will inform your customers in a timely manner.

Roaming charges in the EU were abolished in 2017. Since then, European mobile phone users have been able to make phone calls or browse the Internet, often without the hassle of vacations. So far, this also applies to the UK, which had a final divorce from the EU earlier this year, despite Brexit.

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