From January 1, KPN will not impose additional roaming costs for calls and internet access for Dutch travelers in the UK. Due to Brexit, roaming costs in Great Britain could change in principle, but many telecom companies are not making any adjustments yet.
A KPN spokesperson said, “At the moment, nothing will change for our customers. We will continue to implement ‘Roam Like Home’ in the UK, just as we do in the European Union as well.”
The operator buys roaming and calling to a foreign network from UK mobile network operators. The spokeswoman said, “These agreements will continue to be implemented at the present time.”
Telecom companies are not allowed to impose additional costs on customers who send text messages, call or surf the Internet in another European Union country. But the situation is changing for Great Britain: on January 1, the transitional period in which EU rules still apply to the United Kingdom will come to an end. Carriers could theoretically charge roaming rates.
Belgian providers are not changing roaming rates at this time. British service providers have already indicated that, on the contrary, they will not charge a roaming fee for Britons traveling to the European Union. It is not clear how long this situation will last.
Other Dutch carriers like T-Mobile and VodafoneZiggo have yet to announce if anything will change. They are currently investigating the consequences for their clients.