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EE reinstates EU roaming charges for mobile phone customers from next year | Economic news

The EE mobile network will charge customers for using their phones in Europe from next year.

The company, owned by BT, had previously said it had no plans to reintroduce the charges after Brexit.

This will affect new customers and those upgrading from July 7th.

An EE phone store on Oxford Street in central London.  29/5/2018
EE said the change would support investments in its UK network

They will have to pay a daily fee of £ 2 from January next year to be able to use their data, call minutes and SMS quotas in 47 European destinations.

The change will not apply to customers traveling to the Republic of Ireland.

British travelers no longer have to pay roaming charges on their mobile phone bills since June 2017, when they were abolished following changes in European regulations.

Before that, they were adding around £ 350million a year to user bills.

Britain’s departure from the European Union meant that from January, British customers not anymore had the right to use their phone in Europe without roaming charges.

However, major UK mobile operators have said they have no plans to introduce them.

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EE said its decision was to “support investments in our UK-based customer service and our leading UK network”.

He said customers traveling overseas for longer will be able to use a 30-day Roam Abroad pass.

Ernest Doku, a mobile expert at, said: “It is extremely disappointing for consumers to see this situation change so quickly.

“If you’re an existing EE customer, these fees won’t affect you yet, but be sure to check the fine print if you need to upgrade in the coming months.”

Sky News reached out to other networks to ask if they had any similar plans.

O2 and Three said they haven’t made any roaming changes.

However, the two change their policies on “fair use” daily …

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