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    EU roaming charges are back

    just saw this. Roaming charges back in europe. Another comedy "brexit won't change anything" reality check:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57595913

    So much for normalising all EU laws.

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Only for EE, will see if anyone else follows along. Not that it bothers me, can't remember the last time I went abroad.
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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    It bothers me greatly - I'm frequently abroad for work. I expect they will all follow because.. they can, and will charge extra for some kind of bolt-on.

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Not sure, O2 have already introduced fair use policy of 25GB of data but wont be adding charges and Three were one of the leaders to bundle in free EU minutes etc. Not sure about the others
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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    as the article, o2 reviewed doing similar, but have only introduced a data cap (for now)

    It's worth noting EE is now part of the BT group. My recollection of being a BT customer is not a happy one so I'm not surprised they're doing this. Mergers not affecting customers, yeah right.

    Virgin will likely be straight in with charges too

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Doesn't affect me, as I don't plan on roaming to the EU, with or without a phone.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    My provider has no roaming charges in over 200 countries. I've yet to go somewhere and not have coverage. This includes Kazakhstan (Best 'stan), Pakistan (Average 'stan) and Afghanistan (Worst 'stan).

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Also, interesting to see a Brexit comment, in the wake of the EU's vaccine debacle. I didn't think there were any remoaners left...

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee View Post
    Also, interesting to see a Brexit comment, in the wake of the EU's vaccine debacle. I didn't think there were any remoaners left...
    Calling people Remoaner doesn't help things. And as a yank, sling yer hook, it's nout t'do with yer.

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Funny how EE in January promised it wouldn't do it. Wonder if Trading Standards can get involved for deceptive marketing?

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Calling people Remoaner doesn't help things. And as a yank, sling yer hook, it's nout t'do with yer.
    I'm only a yank because of the EU. I Brexited before it was cool.

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee View Post
    Also, interesting to see a Brexit comment, in the wake of the EU's vaccine debacle. I didn't think there were any remoaners left...
    I'll not repeat the term, but a lot more regretfuls went over to that side when word came that everyone else was getting more GPUs than the UK, that despite Covid all the cool tech in Germany would still be shipped everywhere in the world except the UK, and now stuff like this.
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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee View Post
    I'm only a yank because of the EU. I Brexited before it was cool.
    So you are moving back now to live in the UK? Your self imposed isolation from the UK can be ended!

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    This is great news!!

    ...I mean, for the sharedholders obviously, not me & you.

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    Re: EU roaming charges are back

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Doesn't affect me, as I don't plan on roaming to the EU, with or without a phone.
    Quote Originally Posted by smargh View Post
    This is great news!!

    ...I mean, for the sharedholders obviously, not me & you.
    The issue is EE basically lied earlier in the year saying they were not going to do it. They implicitly said in January,no roaming charges.

    O2 is OK as they have a cap,so technically have not lied and you pay roaming over that data cap. Three also has just reduced the cap. Both vary between 12~20GB so should be enough for most users.

    So EE could potentially get taken to court for false marketing, as they are the only one of the three who have basically not done this. Companies shouldn't make promises they can't keep and its quite clear EE was engaged in deceptive marketing to keep customers. This happened after we fully left.

    The bigger problem is not Brexit,but more EE has told porkies after we left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    So you are moving back now to live in the UK? Your self imposed isolation from the UK can be ended!
    I'm in the UK right now. In terms of permanent relocation, I've been tempted to give it a go. More so before Covid, and the last year of hysteria. There are positives and negatives everywhere. I'm looking at a potential 50/50 split.

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