Brexit will not bring changes to the prices of roaming in the United Kingdom (UK) and international calls, at least for the meantime. Meaning that they remain the same as before and Croatian users of electronic communications services, as well as others from the EU, should not have any fear of unforeseen costs, at least until the end of this year.
“The existing rules and prices for roaming in the UK will remain in force until at least December 31, 2020, when the currently agreed transition period ends and until all rules should be agreed on in future EU-UK relations,” commented the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries.
Basically meaning that roaming with your smart phone in the UK will remain at the same price, the same as it is in every other EU country, at least until the end of 2020.
The Regulatory Authority added that “Croatian users of mobile networks and services do not have to worry about the costs, because even when calling the UK from Croatia, or Croatia from the UK, everything remains the same until the end of this year, which is equally true for British citizens when they are in Croatia and EU.”
What happens in the future with UK roaming charges really depends on what kind of trade deal, and of course telecommunication deal, the UK makes with the EU during the transition period. If no deal is reached before the end of the transition period, then individual mobile phone operators would be free to create their own roaming charges. However, the majority of the UK operators have publically stated that Brexit will not affect their roaming charges. Speaking to the BBC Vodafone stated that “it currently had no plans to change its roaming charges because of Brexit.”
And just in case the British government have brought in a number of legislations to ensure UK mobile phone users. Including limiting the charge on mobile data abroad to 45 a month before being notified to opt in for further use.