(Pocket-lint) - Virgin Media O2 has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it is retaining free roaming successful EU states portion rivals reintroduce charges this year.
Stories broke implicit the play that the institution has decided to support the payment for its O2 and Virgin Mobile customers post-Brexit, adjacent though mobile operators successful EU countries volition apt complaint much for enactment usage.
It means that its customers tin usage data, calls and texts astatine nary other outgo crossed Europe arsenic before, with the lone restrictions depending connected the plan. If you person a monthly information limit, for example, that is the aforesaid successful the EU arsenic successful the UK.
Virgin Media O2 has besides confirmed to america that escaped EU roaming volition beryllium retained crossed wage monthly, SIM-only and pay-as-you-go tarrifs.
It was antecedently thought that lone higher tier plans would connection escaped roaming, but that's not the case.
"Roaming volition beryllium disposable for each Virgin Mobile and O2 customers – PAYM, PAYG, SIMO – truthful customers tin question to destinations each implicit Europe and usage their data, calls and texts conscionable arsenic they would successful the UK," we were told by a spokesperson.
The different large operators, Vodafone, EE and Three, volition beryllium introducing EU roaming charges successful the coming months, opting to connection time passes starting astatine £2 per time and, successful the lawsuit of Vodafone, longer word packages that tin trim the interest a touch.
Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 10 January 2022.