Mobile roaming charges in Europe: What you need to know

The mobile operator EE has become the first UK operator to introduce extra charges for its customers using their phones in Europe after the UK left the EU. 

Since 2017, UK consumers have, within reason, been able to use the minutes, texts and data included on their mobile phone tariffs when travelling in the EU. 

But since January 2021, UK operators have been allowed to reintroduce so-called roaming charges because the UK's Brexit trade deal with the EU, signed at the end of 2020, did not rule them out.

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