As mobile roaming costs return for the new year, British consumers face a price rise

As mobile roaming costs return for the new year, British consumers face a price rise

Two of the UK's four main networks, EE and Vodafone, will start charging consumers for roaming in Europe next month, with Three following in May 2022.

From January 1, EE customers who joined or upgraded after July 7 2021 will be charged £2 per day for data, calls, and texts sent within the EU. Vodafone customers who joined or upgraded after August 11 2021 will be charged the same.

On May 23, Three will introduce a £2 daily tax for subscribers who joined or upgraded after October 1, 2021.
Both EE and Vodafone will provide alternatives to the cost, with EE offering a 30-day Roam Abroad Pass for £10 and Vodafone offering an eight or 15-day multipass for £1 per day.

The reinstatement of roaming costs follows the UK's exit from the EU, which abolished them in 2017.
Many mobile users travelling to Europe in 2022 will have to pay extra roaming fees, with EE and Vodafone resuming their tariffs in January, according to Uswitch.com's Ernest Doku.

‘Existing EE, Vodafone or Three customers should check their contracts to determine if these costs apply. You're protected if you signed up before certain dates.

To avoid roaming charges while on holiday, utilise hotel and cafe wifi whenever possible, and ensure any public access sites are safe and secure before logging on.

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