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mikebeaches

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I don't know where I've read it, but I thought all of the networks had ruled out reintroduction of roaming charges post Brexit?

Edited to add that I've now read the MSE report, and understand the point made. Also understand few companies willing, at this stage, to 'guarantee' no roaming charges.

We'll just have to wait and see... like everything concerning Brexit. ;)

At least we use a 3 SIM in the mi-fi. :)
 
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Three (and Smarty who are owned by Three) are the ONLY ones who have confirm they will NOT start to charge for roaming after Brexit:

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/n...-not-ruling-out-roaming-charges-after-brexit/

But is that only for existing customers? If free-roaming is in the contract I cannot see that they can change it. Same for other companies.

But what about new customers for all companies, including Three and Smarty?

Geoff

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But is that only for existing customers? If free-roaming is in the contract I cannot see that they can change it. Same for other companies.

But what about new customers for all companies, including Three and Smarty?

Geoff
Surely it will be in the terms and conditions of the contract that the company reserves the right to make changes, having given due notice and the right for the consumer to cancel their contract without penalty as a result, if they choose not to accept the revised terms.
 
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Here is what I found with a chat session with Vodafone today 4/2/19

Ian: hello. I have to be thinking forward and decide whether to renew with Vodafone, it is important that I know if roaming charges will be introduced after Brexit. do you know please

Trupti: Sure, I'll be happy to help you with this information.



Trupti: I'd like to inform you that if you go with a Red Entertainment plan with a phone or a Red Entertainment SIM only plan, you’ll benefit from Vodafone Global Roaming Plus, meaning that you won’t pay Roaming charges in our 48 Roam-free destinations, or in 29 of our Roam-further destinations.



Ian: yes but what about after the UK leaves the European Union in March

Trupti: It will be the same.



Ian: So just to confirm. there will be no roaming charges after Brexit?

Trupti: No, if you go with the above plan. :)



Ian: ok thank you
 
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Trupti: I'd like to inform you that if you go with a Red Entertainment plan with a phone or a Red Entertainment SIM only plan, you’ll benefit from Vodafone Global Roaming Plus, meaning that you won’t pay Roaming charges in our 48 Roam-free destinations, or in 29 of our Roam-further destinations.
Thanks for checking.

Looking at the cost of the Red Entertainment Plan and what you get it's very poor value anyway IMV. As most people will be wanting one of the other plans we still don't have an answer in reality.
 
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Thanks for checking.

Looking at the cost of the Red Entertainment Plan and what you get it's very poor value anyway IMV. As most people will be wanting one of the other plans we still don't have an answer in reality.

I am getting 40GB unlimited calls and texts for £25 (negitiated) how does that compare with 3, do you know if they can march that with no throttling 4G roaming? I seem to remember the 3 throttle your data and only a proportion of it can be used as opposed to Vodafone who allow all you data to be used without restrictions and the don't offer sweeteners like Spotify as far as I know.

Spotify is £10 monthly so in reality I pay £15 which seems reasonable to me.
 

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Wonder what happens when three and the likes have to renew their contracts with europen firms. I’m still waiting for a brexit benefit for me.:(

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Not quite on the same subject but this thread has alerted me to Smarty as an alternative for a monthly data sim. If you buy one by close of play today it's buy one month, get the next two free. Their 'Large' plan is only 8GB data but you can buy data at £1.25 a GB to top it up at any time.

A few quick sums tell me that one could use this for 20GB a month for three months for £60 taking into account the buy 1 get the next two free offer.

As far as I can see, that's about the cheapest 30 day option for 20GB of data (I don't want a 12 month contract), usable in the EU. GiffGaff is the same price but doesn't have the flexibility to add more data, other than bringing one's next 'goody bag' forward and it's limited to two months abroad. An advantage of GiffGaff is that it could be 4G abroad, while Smarty will be limited to 3G, I expect.

I can't see anything in Smarty's Ts & Cs preventing all the data being used in the EU, so it doesn't seem to be limited in the way that the parent company, 3, limits data when abroad.

If you want more data, then Vodafone comes back into the picture, with their 30GB and 50GB plans. The disadvantage of Vodafone is that it is necessary to call them to cancel it at the end of the period, whereas you can manage both Smarty and GiffGaff online.

Has anyone used Smarty in this way yet?
 

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