Telefonica's (TEF) subsidiary, O2, together with Virgin Media, announces that customers will not face any European Union roaming charges on their mobile networks.
Britain's Virgin Media O2 said on Monday it would not reintroduce roaming charges in Europe, unlike its three major rivals which are bringing back the fees following Brexit, winning praise from the prime minister. Roaming charges were abolished in the European Union in 2017, but the benefit was not protected in the Brexit agreement Britain signed with the bloc. Virgin Media-02, jointly owned by Spain's Telefonica and U.S company Liberty Global, said its O2 and Virgin Media customers would be able to use data, calls and texts just as they would in the UK.
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