With the entire nation wondering just what is going to happen next with Brexit, there’s one big question on everybody’s lips…

Will mobile networks start charging us for using our phone data in Europe?

In 2018, the European Union and phone companies across the continent scrapped data roaming charges across the EU, meaning you could surf the internet or browse your social media at your leisure.

But Brexit puts that notion at risk, with the government warning charges could immediately come back.

With all this political uncertainty filling you with dread, we break down exactly how Brexit will affect your data when you are out and about in Europe.

Data roaming charges – What are the current rules?

Back in 2017, the European Union completely scrapped roaming charges in EU countries, meaning you could text, call or use your data in foreign countries without paying exorbitant prices for the pleasure.

This proved a popular decision – after all, no-one likes being whacked with a massive bill at the end of a holiday because they uploaded too many pictures to Instagram.

It used to be the case that you could return from a trip abroad, even after just a few days, and find a bill with thousands of pounds of data charges waiting for you on your return.

As of right now, there are currently still no roaming charges for Brits in the EU. But that could all change depending on what happens with Brexit.

Read more: https://www.digitalspy.com/tech/a27041665/roaming-charges-brexit-guide/


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