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Three Mobile Roaming charges within the European Union have officially been abolished from today, meaning that British mobile phone users can make phone calls, send text messages and use data in other EU countries without charge. What charges have been dropped?
Mobile phone calls and text messages can now be sent as they would back home, with no extra charges. The EU has forced operators to end roaming charges Credit: AFP What about data? Each of the four UK operators have different allowances.
EU data is capped at 15GB per month. If it is more, users will have to purchase an add-on. There is no data cap for pay monthly or business customers, and most pay as you go customers.
Each operator also has restrictions on certain uses of data, such as tethering a laptop to your phone.
What about time limits? The main operators have time limits on how long you can use your phone abroad. What this means in practice is you need to spend at least 60 days in a day period in the UK.
Roaming privileges will be suspended if someone spends more than 30 consecutive days roaming abroad.
Using roaming services for 60 days or more in any four month period is deemed an unfair use of services and can lead to services being suspended. Using roaming for 2 months in a rolling 12 month period is deemed in excess of fair use and can lead to roaming being suspended.
What countries can you roam in? It gets really complicated when you look at which networks let you roam where. EU roaming rules cover the 28 countries in the EU.
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