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Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 125501, tabled on 30 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on consumers of the UK exiting the EU’s Wholesale Roaming Market.

Answered on

2 February 2018

The Government is committed to securing the best deal for British consumers on UK exit from the EU. Two operators have committed publicly to continue surcharge-free roaming in the EU on UK exit. All mobile operators are in a competitive market. By the day of Exit, UK consumers will have had surcharge-free roaming in the EU and EEA for over two years. This will drive consumer expectation and behaviour. However, the future of the UK's roaming arrangements is inherently a cross-border issue, and is therefore subject to negotiations with the EU.

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