EU roaming charges may surprise some of us

According to the Institute of Engineering and Technology there is a challenge that will face people who travel over to the EU area and use their telephones. They have spotted the call from Martin Lewis who is the founder of an agency called the (MSE) who has stated “I’ve no faith in mobile firms to self-regulate. When we left the EU, they promised not to reintroduce European roaming charges, yet most of the big networks have broken that promise,” The IET published this piece written by Jack Loughran a few days ago and it states “Consumers could be caught out by unexpected mobile roaming costs as post-Brexit EU protections have ended, (MSE) has warned. The EU banned roaming fees in 2017 for all its member countries as part of an overhaul of Europe’s telecoms market that was designed to boost growth and innovation. However, soon after leaving the EU, most of the UK’s networks reintroduced roaming charges as they were no longer beholden to the established rules.”

So clearly while many of these decisions cannot be easily challenged by us, there is a very useful petition if people would like the Government to review their decision based on our voting back in 2016. The petition can be sought here which uses these words

Apply to Join the European Union (EU)

We want the Government to start the process of seeking to rejoin the EU. Only 2% of the public think that Brexit has gone ‘very well’ and only 15% ‘fairly well’ since the end of the transition period*.

We believe the majority of the British public no longer supports Brexit, in addition to Scotland and Northern Ireland voting against leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum. It’s time to put a stop to this disastrous experiment and seek to return to the EU as full members.

Source: You Gov survey of 2823 British adults May 10th 2022

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
This entry was posted in EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s