Due to Brexit, roaming costs in Great Britain may change in principle, but many carriers are not bringing changes at the moment.
T-Mobile notes that “nothing about our services will change at this time.” At VodafoneZiggo, “Brexit in 2021 will have no impact on roaming costs when used in the UK.”
“For now, nothing will change for our customers. We will continue to implement ‘Roam Like Home’ in the UK, just as we are also implementing it in the European Union,” KPN said.
No additional costs yet
Carriers are not allowed to charge additional costs to customers who text, call or surf the Internet in another EU country. But the situation is changing for Great Britain: on January 1, the transition period during which EU rules still apply to the UK will end. In theory, carriers can charge for roaming.
Belgian service providers will not change their roaming rates at this time. British service providers have already indicated that they will not charge roaming costs to Brits traveling to the EU. It is not clear how long this situation will continue.
Roaming means that the phone connects to a foreign network. In June 2017, roaming charges were abolished in all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
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