UK networks confirm there are no plans in in place to levy roaming fees after Brexit

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UK networks say they have no plans to charge for EU roaming after Brexit.

The fees, if imposed, will come as a result of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirming that Britain will be leaving the digital single market as a part of Brexit
negotiations.

Vodafone, O2, EE and Three have all said that there are no intentions to change its roaming charges policy despite the estimated damage of the fees scrapping to be around the £350 million mark when they came in last year.

The digital single market is a body within the EU that aims to create an online single market by dismantling regulation and were responsible for the removal of roaming fees.

In a speech at Mansion House in London the Prime Minister confirmed: “The UK will not be part of the EU’s Digital Single Market, which will continue to develop after our withdrawal
rom the EU.”

No Plans

Although all four networks said that they had “no plans” to bring fees abroad back, only Three have ruled out the idea completely.

In a statement Three CEO Dave Dyson said: “My ambition is to free our customers and offer 100 per cent roaming worldwide at no extra cost and we will continue to abolish unfair roaming charges until we achieve this.

“We’re passionate about improving our customers’ experience when traveling abroad.

“To reassure our customers, we have also committed to maintain the availability of roaming in the EU at no additional cost following Brexit.”

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