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First UK operator to reintroduce roaming charges

on Friday, 02 July 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

First UK operator to reintroduce roaming charges

From January 2022, UK operator EE will reintroduce roaming charges in Europe. It is the first UK mobile operator to take this step, having previously said it would not reintroduce roaming charges.


It intends to charge its new UK customers extra to use their mobile phones in Europe. All new registrants, as well as users wishing to upgrade their plans from 7 July 2021, will have to pay £2 a day to use their plan in 47 European destinations.


The European Commission, meanwhile, proposed a few months ago to extend the abolition of roaming charges between different EU countries by 10 years. This measure, which has been in force since June 2017, was initially due to end in 2022. It concerns the 27 EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, but not the UK. Indeed, due to Brexit, it ceased to apply EU rules on 1 January.

According to a Eurobarometer survey, half of Europeans with a mobile phone have travelled to another EU country in the last two years. In the summer of 2019, data roaming usage increased 17-fold compared to the summer of 2016, the summer before roaming charges were abolished.


Back in January, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone said they had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges, even if the Brexit gave them the opportunity to do so. EE now justifies that reintroducing these charges will "support investment in our UK-based customer service, and in our leading UK network". The additional charges will not apply to UK users in the Republic of Ireland.



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Source : ZDNet





EU wants to extend the abolition of roaming charges

on Friday, 26 February 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

EU wants to extend the abolition of roaming charges

Announced in June 2015, following an agreement between the European Parliaments and the Council, the end of roaming charges became a reality two years later. If everyone has since taken a liking for this measure, which avoids unpleasant surprises on their phone bill when travelling abroad, it should end in 2022.


The European Commission has therefore just proposed to extend the abolition of roaming charges between member countries for another ten years. The objective is to go even further: "Consumers will be able to benefit from the same quality and speed of connection to their mobile network abroad as at home, when equivalent networks are available," specifies the institution in a press release.

Indeed, 33% of Europeans consider that their mobile connection speed is of lower quality when they are abroad. The operators of the country visited would therefore be required to provide equivalent performance when consumers are roaming.


A subject that has been close to the EU's heart for many years. In fact, European consumers have already seen an 80% drop in the price of calls, SMS and data transfers between EU countries since 2007.


Negotiations are still ongoing with telephone operators. They are trying to measure the impact of the new measures desired by the Commission.



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Source : Presse Citron





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