How might this affect your business?
In a nutshell, the deal for Brexit roaming should not affect your business in the immediate future.
All the detailed information from the Government can be found here on the Gov.UK website.
Safeguarding UK mobile customers:
The Government has already passed legislation which will ensure UK customers are protected when travelling to the EU from 1st January 2021, these include:
- A £45-a-month limit on the amount that customers could be charged for using mobile data abroad before having to opt into further use
- Requirements for customers to be informed when they have reached 80% and 100% of their data allowance
- Operators would have to take “reasonable steps” to avoid customers being charged for accidental roaming in Northern Ireland, which would happen if a phone in Northern Ireland locked onto the mobile signal coming from the Republic of Ireland.
Information sources BBC News and Gov.UK.
What have the networks told us?
Any roaming charges depend on agreements set in place between UK operators and their counterparts in other countries.
At this time, all of the networks have made no specific comments, but have stated that there are no plans to reintroduce charges to their customers.
Know your business mobile contract.
Your mobile contract has all the information you need to understand your tariff and what charges may apply for roaming after Brexit. As an MCL Telecom customer you have direct access to our MIA portal, detailing everything you need to know.