European Union secures free Roaming until 2032

30 June 2022
The EU's "roam like at home" has been extended for 10 more years.

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Next step: Make them drop charges for calling people in other (EU) countries. It's ridiculous in this day and age! I can always use any messenger to call someone in another country free of charge but using the phone carrier costs (a lot of) money 🙄

    Anonymous, 01 Jul 2022You do realize that the European Union is not a country, right?But you can roam in your carrier's country...you know, when you're in an area where your carrier does not have coverage. The SIM lock is for SIM-phone locking, not phone-network.

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      • Anonymous
      • 6tD
      • 01 Jul 2022

      Anonymous, 30 Jun 2022Roaming inside the country is most bizarre thing ever. You do realize that the European Union is not a country, right?

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        • sq2013
        • smM
        • 01 Jul 2022

        kek, 01 Jul 2022You mention Greece and Ireland, but there's also Spain... moreIt's nominal, notional and irrelevant debt. It's scheduled for repayment over hundreds of years. It's totally irrelevant. Trust me, the EU is not going to collapse. The UK left because Germany is the top player in the EU. Largely because of their hugely profitable engineering sector in the Ruhr. They have huge finances resources. They are leaders. I think it is a xenophobic jealousy harping back to the war that created these feelings of disenfranchisement in the UK. They wanted to be at the helm. They didn't want France and Germany running stuff. Well sadly, Britain's empire is long gone. The coal industry and the steel industry that was once the envy of the world is gone. The UK threw it's toys out of the pram. It won't be long before you all want back in.

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          • AngryLithuanian
          • my5
          • 01 Jul 2022

          Nice! And thankfully I'm with o2 lol I guess they can get away with no charges, for now, because they're partially owned by a spanish Telefonica.

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            • GBh
            • 01 Jul 2022

            sq2013, 30 Jun 2022Not true. The UK was already independent. What is the UK ga... moreYou mention Greece and Ireland, but there's also Spain, Portugal and Italy on that list, too. And they dont seem like they plan on creating a plan to pay all that debt.

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              • sq2013
              • smM
              • 30 Jun 2022

              kek, 30 Jun 2022It gives the UK independence. The EU has a lot of states wi... moreNot true. The UK was already independent. What is the UK gaining? EU regulations on the free movement of labour, goods and services has been sacrificed. The common EU fisheries policy also. Your export market will suffer greatly. Why would countries import from the UK and pay import tax unless the goods are unavailable to import from other EU countries untaxed? The roam like home mobile phone usage agreement is also gone. The idea that the EU has countries that have debt and are going to collapse is nonsense. The debt that Greece and Ireland, for example, have incurred, is nominal debt that will be repaid over thousands of years. Face it, you guys messed up. You're losing out far more than you're gaining.

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                • GBh
                • 30 Jun 2022

                Shirleyboy, 30 Jun 2022How is Brexit good for the long term stability of the UK ?... moreIt gives the UK independence. The EU has a lot of states with huge debts on them, so the likehood of it failing is higher than the UK being by itself.

                As for Scotland, they are better off staying with the UK than going by themselves.
                Idk about the Irish border thing, since that fight seems to go further down in history and its not something recent.

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                  • vaS
                  • 30 Jun 2022

                  I hope the whole EU would join together to create a 'super-colonizer' and just colonize the whole world.


                  (obviously tis a joke, but for real save my country*)

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                    • sq2013
                    • smM
                    • 30 Jun 2022

                    Anonymous, 30 Jun 2022Three - if contract after Oct 2021 £2 per day to use plan ... moreThey can't keep it free. Do you know how this works? Going to the UK for a French person or a Spaniard is essentially the same as traveling to China. Their roaming is not subsidized. So why would you expect to be able to leave the EU and keep one of the most popular common agreements. Lol, it doesn't work like that. When you go to France, you connect to a French network, when you come back your domestic network that performed the handover to the French carrier has a bill to pay for your usage over in France. Before, because there was a common agreement, a French person could go to the UK and be 100 percent subsidized on the understanding that the same would be done in reverse. The charges were essentially written off and subsidized. This is not the fault of any UK network. This is your own fault for voting out of Brexit based on the rantings of a xenophobic knuckledragging mug like Nigel Farage. That is if you did vote for it. Sorry but you can't have your cake and eat it.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • 0nq
                      • 30 Jun 2022

                      The Albion, 30 Jun 2022Not true. I'm on I.D.mobile,still E.U. ( and other ) f... moreThree - if contract after Oct 2021
                      £2 per day to use plan in EU
                      https://www.three.co.uk/support/roaming/spain

                      EE - contract after April 2021
                      £2 per day
                      https://ee.co.uk/help/help-new/roaming-costs/countries/spain

                      O2
                      Currently use like at home (free roaming)
                      https://www.o2.co.uk/international/using-your-phone-abroad-pay-monthly

                      Fair enough ID and tesco etc still got free roaming 👏 but I suspect like giffgaff they will eventually change T&Cs so that your data plan is limited to a smaller amount or eventually charge you.

                      After all they actually use other providers networks, and as they say #%& rolls down hill 🤣

                      Hopefully some will stay completely free (no extra charges), but the fact 2 of the big networks have already broken their promise not to doesn't fill me with confidence.

                      Going back to the bad old days where its per mb charging. (Giffgaff at least is 0.33p per mb)

                        That's great news!

                        Now if only North America would do the same...

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                          • Anonymous
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                          • 30 Jun 2022

                          "Roam Like At Home" should be permanent and there shouldn't be a subject for renewal.

                            Shirleyboy, 30 Jun 2022How is Brexit good for the long term stability of the UK ?... more52% voted for independence from the EU

                            Remoaners - Who cares about democracy. My network is now going to charge me an extra £15 per year!!

                              Anonymous, 30 Jun 2022it isn't brexit that caused uk networks to remove free... moreIt literally is... 3/4 of the UK operators have removed free roaming after the UK left the EU, without brexit they would not be allowed to

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                                • Anonymous
                                • StU
                                • 30 Jun 2022

                                Shirleyboy, 30 Jun 2022Meanwhile here in the UK only o2 still have free roaming . ... moreit isn't brexit that caused uk networks to remove free roaming, if that was the case, o2 would also have started charging again

                                  kek, 30 Jun 2022Brexit is good in the long run for the actual stability of ... moreHow is Brexit good for the long term stability of the UK ? Doesn't Scotland want another independence referendum and the Irish border problem causing huge problems?

                                    Meanwhile here in the UK only o2 still have free roaming . .....thanks to Brexit.

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                                      • S1J
                                      • 30 Jun 2022

                                      The question is will EU last that long.

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                                        • GBh
                                        • 30 Jun 2022

                                        Anonymous, 30 Jun 2022Unlike UK where all providers have dropped on plan roaming ... moreBrexit is good in the long run for the actual stability of the kingdom. Stop thinking like a poor guy, bc if you can afford to travel, sure enough you can afford roaming or paying for Wi-Fi