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#936175 by tontybear
23 Jun 2017, 14:19
I got a message last week from O2 last week but I just skimmed it but I did pay attention to the message I got when I arrived in AMS last Thursday (which was actually the day the change was implemented from)

The message said

Welcome to the Netherlands. Now, all calls, texts and data you use in your Europe Zone will come out of your normal UK allowance ...


I have a pay montly tarriff and the conditions for paygo are slightly different but in principal there are no longer any roaming fees - as long as you have the right package / bolt on.

The change saved me £10 over the 5 days I was there as the previous O2 charge was £1.99 per day.

I imagine other mobile providers sent out similar messages but best check before you go!
#936178 by mitchja
23 Jun 2017, 14:33
Yes, all UK mobile networks now have to included EU roaming in their pay monthly plans (or charge you the UK rates if you are PAYG).

PAYG is a bit of a con now though because most of the networks increased their standard PAYG rates a few months before this EU roaming came in!

EE refreshed all their pay monthly plans to include EU roaming the other week and now also sell a set of 'Max' pay monthly and SIM only plans which as well as including roaming within the EU now also includes roaming in 5 other none-EU countries as well (USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand).

I switched to one of these plans before I went to New York and it's now so much easier and cheaper now not having to worry about needing to buy roaming data add-ons etc when roaming in the US and having everything included (including voicemail access) in my UK allowances when in the USA.

(Be careful with EE though because if you are already on one of their older 'Max' plans purchased before May 10th, those don't include those 5 extra non-EU countries, however, EE will let you switch to the newer 'Max' plan even if you are still in contract)

I think there's only EE and Three that include none-EU roaming in any of their plans isn't there?
#936179 by catsilversword
23 Jun 2017, 16:52
mitchja wrote:Yes, all UK mobile networks now have to included EU roaming in their pay monthly plans (or charge you the UK rates if you are PAYG).

PAYG is a bit of a con now though because most of the networks increased their standard PAYG rates a few months before this EU roaming came in!

EE refreshed all their pay monthly plans to include EU roaming the other week and now also sell a set of 'Max' pay monthly and SIM only plans which as well as including roaming within the EU now also includes roaming in 5 other none-EU countries as well (USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand).



I switched to one of these plans before I went to New York and it's now so much easier and cheaper now not having to worry about needing to buy roaming data add-ons etc when roaming in the US and having everything included (including voicemail access) in my UK allowances when in the USA.

(Be careful with EE though because if you are already on one of their older 'Max' plans purchased before May 10th, those don't include those 5 extra non-EU countries, however, EE will let you switch to the newer 'Max' plan even if you are still in contract)

I think there's only EE and Three that include none-EU roaming in any of their plans isn't there?


Does that include calls within th US though, or just calls from the US to the UK?
#936181 by mitchja
23 Jun 2017, 17:13
Yes, on those new Max EE plans calls to local foreign mobiles or landlines when roaming in those countries as well as calls back to the UK and other UK mobiles are all included in your allowances.

Full details can be found in EE's price plan guide here (it's on the last but one page, that price plan guide is for SIM only, however, the same also applies for full 24 month handset Max plans as well).

The only thing not included are calls to premium rate numbers in those countries and also; and this applies to every UK mobile network, calls from your mobile when you are in the UK to International mobile numbers or International landlines.
#936229 by PeterStansfield
25 Jun 2017, 13:01
Don't forget that this is only a temporary phase, and that 'The people have spoken' about not wanting this 'Europe Thing'

I'm sure the Telcos are already planning revenge for their current loss on revenues and that post March 2019, without having to stick to the EU agreement, nor anyone to regulate them I bet it's going to be painful!

but hey, that's democracy!

Peter
#936231 by tontybear
25 Jun 2017, 14:50
Peter without wanting to get into a whole Brexit debate ALL current and future (until the date we leave) EU regulations, court rulings and directives not currently part of UK law by dint of primary or secondary legislation will be enshrined into UK law in the Great Repeal Bill until Parliament activly repels them at some future point in the future.
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