You are here: Home - Household Bills - News -

Are you with EE? Your phone bill will go up from today

Written by: Emma Lunn
The mobile network has re-introduced roaming charges which means customers will pay extra to use their phone in Europe.

The move affects anyone who signed up with EE after 7 July 2021, or who started a new contract since then. They will be charged £2 a day to use their call, text and data allowances in the European Union (EU).

EE, which is part of BT, previously said it had no plans to reintroduce roaming charges in Europe. But it changed its mind and in June last year announced that roaming charges would re-start from January, before pushing back the date until today, 3 March.

British holidaymakers have benefited from free roaming costs in the EU since 2017. EU rules meant that UK mobile customers could use their mobile call, text and data allowance in Europe without incurring extra costs. But Brexit means the rule no longer stands.

EE customers can reduce what they pay for roaming by buying a 30-day Roam Abroad Pass for £10 when they go abroad. This will work out cost effective for trips of five days or more.

EE is not the only mobile network to have reintroduced roaming charges. Some Vodafone customers have been paying for EU roaming since 31 January, with charges starting from £1 a day for a single day pass for use in the EU.

The charges apply to new and upgrading customers who signed up or changed their plan after 11 August 2021. Three will start charging for EU roaming from 23 May 2022.

Virgin Media O2 is the only network that has committed to not reintroducing EU roaming charges, meaning customers of both Virgin Mobile and O2 will maintain their inclusive roaming in Europe.

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Rail strikes: Your travel and refund rights

Thousands of railway workers will strike across three days this week, grinding much of the transport system to...

How your monthly bills could rise as the base rate reaches 1.25%

The Bank of England has raised the base rate to 1.25% as predicted – the fifth consecutive rise in just six ...

Low-income pensioner? You could gain £3k top-up

Hundreds of thousands of retirees struggling with a low income are missing out on Pension Credit worth £3,300...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

DIY investors: 10 common mistakes to avoid

For those without the help and experience of an adviser, here are 10 common DIY investor mistakes to avoid.

Mortgage down-valuations: Tips to avoid pulling out of a house sale

Down-valuations are on the rise. So, what does it mean for home buyers, and what can you do?

Five tips for surviving a bear market mauling

The S&P 500 has slipped into bear market territory and for UK investors, the FTSE 250 is also on the edge. Her...

Money Tips of the Week