June 28, 2022, 23:48

    Vodafone-owned network brings back roaming fees in major Brexit price hike

    Vodafone-owned network brings back roaming fees in major Brexit price hike

    Voxi customers will be stung by roaming charges when holidaying in EU destinations from today.

    The new fees from the mobile network, which is owned by Vodafone, will apply to new and existing customers in 49 destinations.

    Roaming charges kick in when you use your UK allowance abroad, so calls, text and data.

    If you're a Voxi customer, you'll need to purchase a European roaming pass, which costs £2 for one day.

    You can save money if you're on a longer trip by purchasing an eight-day pass for £8, or a 15-day pass for £15.

    So for example, if you were going away for eight days, you'd only pay £1 each day for roaming fees.

    Or a 14-day break with a £15 15-day pass would be the equivalent of around £1.07 each day you're online.

    Voxi roaming fees apply to all its plans. As its contracts are on a 30-day rolling basis, you can cancel penalty-free with little notice if you're unhappy with the shake-up.

    Are you annoyed about roaming fees being reintroduced? Let us know in the comments below.

    Mobile firms were previously banned from charging extra fees to use your UK allowance – calls, texts and data – while holidaying in the EU.

    This now no longer applies because the Brexit transition is over.

    Voxi isn’t the only mobile provider to bring back roaming charges over the last few months.

    Vodafone was the first telecoms firm to confirm it will bring back roaming charges, followed by EE and then Sky and Three.

    Full list of places where Voxi roaming fees apply

    • Aland Islands
    • Austria
    • Azores
    • Balearic Islands
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Canary Islands
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus (excluding Northern Cyprus)
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Faroe Islands
    • Finland
    • France (inc. Corsica)
    • French Guiana
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Greece
    • Guadeloupe
    • Guernsey, Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Italy
    • Jersey
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Madeira
    • Malta
    • Martinique
    • Mayotte
    • Monaco
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Reunion
    • Romania
    • Saint Barthelemy
    • Saint Martin
    • San Marino
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • Vatican City

    How to beat roaming fees

    Using hotel and cafe Wi-Fi connections when on holiday where possible is also a way to keep roaming costs down.

    Just make sure all public access points are safe and secure before logging on.

    Switching to a new provider could also mean you can keep roaming for free and save money on your bills.

    O2 is the last major network not to bring back roaming fees for customers travelling to the EU, but some smaller SIM-only networks also offer inclusive roaming in Europe.

    How much you could save depends on how often you go abroad. Remember to compare prices first to make sure you're getting a good deal.

    You can do this by using comparison websites such as CompareTheMarket.com, Confused.com, MoneySupermarket.co.uk or Uswitch.com.

    If you're locked in a contract, you may not be able to switch just yet, or you may have to pay an exit fee.

    However, if you're out of contract, and aren't fussed about staying with your current provider, then you should be free to switch away.

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