No roaming charges for Three customers after Brexit

  • The mobile phone company will not reintroduce roaming charges for customers travelling between the UK and Ireland after Brexit.

    Three Ireland has followed the path of its sister network Three UK in pledging its commitment to offer the same benefits to its customers when roaming between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain after the UK leaves the EU.

    This commitment is regardless of whether it is a No Deal or negotiated Brexit.

    "Brexit is causing a lot of uncertainty in Ireland amongst businesses and consumers," said Robert Finnegan, CEO, Three Ireland. “The reintroduction of roaming charges is a real concern especially for those living in border areas and for customers who travel regularly to the UK.

    "We are taking the industry lead on this issue and giving the assurance to our customers that the roaming experience that they have in the UK today will continue after Brexit, whatever shape that takes.

    "Our sister network, Three UK, has made the same commitment so Three customers north and south of the border do not need to worry about the reintroduction of roaming charges after Brexit."

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    Last month, Three UK revealed it could save its customers £187 million worth of mobile roaming charges if the law changes after Brexit. The announcement is part of the mobile network’s commitment to continue offering roaming benefits following new draft legislation announced this year.

    The true effect Brexit will have on UK travellers to Europe, with roaming charges currently governed by EU rules and regulations, continues to be unclear.

    Prior to the EU Roaming Legislation announced in June 2017, mobile operators could apply excessive roaming charges for those using their phones whilst travelling within the EU.

    Three was the first network to allow its customers to roam at no extra change, back in 2013.

    Source: Written based on press release

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