UK GOV has confirmed that Brits may have to pay roaming charges when travelling in the EU after Brexit. Prime minister Theresa May last week confirmed that the UK would leave the EU’s Digital Single Market following the completion of the Brexit process. “On digital, the UK will not be part of the EU’s Digital Single Market, which will continue to develop after our withdrawal from the EU,” she said last week. “This is a fast evolving, innovative sector, in which the UK is a world leader. So it will be particularly important to have domestic flexibility, to ensure the regulatory environment can always respond nimbly and ambitiously to new developments.” Thanks to the Digital Single Market, Brits travelling in Europe have not had to pay roaming charges since June 2017, after changes to regulation meant that UK mobile phone users could use their regular allowance of calls, texts and data for no extra cost from anywhere in the EU. While UK gov hasn’t confirmed” that roaming fees will be reintroduced, a DCMS spokesperson said that while “the government is committed to securing the best deal for British consumers, arrangements on mobile roaming would be subject to any negotiations.” What’s more, a leaked document from the European Parliament says… Read full this story
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