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Thread: roaming charges

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    roaming charges

    looks like they are on the way back.

    it was nice while it lasted

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57595913.amp

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    Re: roaming charges

    Yes that is a pain in the arse I have to admit.

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    looks like they are on the way back.

    it was nice while it lasted

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57595913.amp
    BREXIT, the con that keeps on costing.

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by AfricanBluebird View Post
    BREXIT, the con that keeps on costing.
    on the plus side though we will soon be able to buy hormone fed Australian beef that had been raised in conditions that wouldn't be allowed here because they are too cruel.

  5. #5

    Re: roaming charges

    Iíve been with them since 1996, when it was Orange and I still have the same answering machine message.
    This sort of thing is going to make me think twice about staying.

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hooded Claw View Post
    Iíve been with them since 1996, when it was Orange and I still have the same answering machine message.
    This sort of thing is going to make me think twice about staying.
    It seems likely that the other operators will very quickly follow suit

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    looks like they are on the way back.

    it was nice while it lasted

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57595913.amp
    And massively increased credit card processing fees for uk-eu payments. Got a UK business with an EU customer base? Your processing costs go up five-fold. Yay!

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Optimistic Nick View Post
    And massively increased credit card processing fees for uk-eu payments. Got a UK business with an EU customer base? Your processing costs go up five-fold. Yay!
    In the Telegraph and on GB News there was a piece "5 things remainers got wrong". The article outlined some of the more extreme doomsday scenarios that people had made and debunked them..

    The problem is that the pandemic has prolonged the delay in the inevitable negative consequences of BREXIT.

    The Government has essentially been given a bit of a BREXIT free-pass as economies, movement etc has all been affected by the pandemic.

    Also, those affected are shouting that they are affected but no one is really listening because the media is so biased in favour of 'not rocking the boat'.

    When we start to get back to normal, pandemic-wise, then we will start to realise (after a little positive blip caused by post-pandemic energy and money being spent) the delayed negative consequences of BREXIT on our economy, academia and movement, and it is going to be bad. That's why the government are in constant PR mode.


    Roaming tariffs is the start.

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by AfricanBluebird View Post
    In the Telegraph and on GB News there was a piece "5 things remainers got wrong". The article outlined some of the more extreme doomsday scenarios that people had made and debunked them..

    The problem is that the pandemic has prolonged the delay in the inevitable negative consequences of BREXIT.

    The Government has essentially been given a bit of a BREXIT free-pass as economies, movement etc has all been affected by the pandemic.

    Also, those affected are shouting that they are affected but no one is really listening because the media is so biased in favour of 'not rocking the boat'.

    When we start to get back to normal, pandemic-wise, then we will start to realise (after a little positive blip caused by post-pandemic energy and money being spent) the delayed negative consequences of BREXIT on our economy, academia and movement, and it is going to be bad. That's why the government are in constant PR mode.


    Roaming tariffs is the start.
    To be fair on roaming tariffs- its only EE doing it so far. So the consumer does have a choice.

    On credit card payments this isn't the case. You cannot really sell B2C without accepting Visa or mastercard.

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    Re: roaming charges

    I don’t think we can really make educated statements until we have been out of the EU for10 years.
    To be fair both sides (remain and leave) lied through their teeth

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by DubaiDai View Post
    I don’t think we can really make educated statements until we have been out of the EU for10 years.
    To be fair both sides (remain and leave) lied through their teeth
    what lies did remain make?

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    what lies did remain make?
    Pensions would fall through the floor, house prices would do the same. Cameron even wheeled in Obama to try to make his case.
    It is what really lost them the vote in the end as remain continually ramped up the doom and gloom until the people didn’t give them any credibility

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by DubaiDai View Post
    Pensions would fall through the floor, house prices would do the same. Cameron even wheeled in Obama to try to make his case.
    It is what really lost them the vote in the end as remain continually ramped up the doom and gloom until the people didn’t give them any credibility
    What lies from the Leave side have you spotted?

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by DubaiDai View Post
    I donít think we can really make educated statements until we have been out of the EU for10 years.
    To be fair both sides (remain and leave) lied through their teeth
    What do you mean? There are clear and specific down sides like this; like speed of goods through ports etc that are very clearly downsides. I think what is missing is clear and specific upsides.

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    Re: roaming charges

    Bit of a 1st World doomsday then.

    I'd blame EE (bt) more than brexit, didn't they all say they had no intention of returning to them, don't they already make enough profit to be able to cover this.

  16. #16

    Re: roaming charges

    The scrapping of roaming charges was one of the relatively few things the EU got right. Seems poor from the UK government to allow the phone companies to row back on this.
    Surely we could have updated UK law to include this protection against roaming fees

  17. #17

    Re: roaming charges

    when we say its roaming charges, its not like the old days with silly costs

    its £2 a day to have roaming ( as you were in the UK with your home allowances / costs etc )

    So a 7 day break to Europe, would cost you a extra £14 to use your phone as you would at home

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    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp_1927 View Post
    The scrapping of roaming charges was one of the relatively few things the EU got right. Seems poor from the UK government to allow the phone companies to row back on this.
    Surely we could have updated UK law to include this protection against roaming fees
    You surely are not serious? One of the few things? Literally, OMG.

  19. #19

    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp_1927 View Post
    The scrapping of roaming charges was one of the relatively few things the EU got right. Seems poor from the UK government to allow the phone companies to row back on this.
    Surely we could have updated UK law to include this protection against roaming fees
    Perhaps you can explain how the UK government can tell phone companies to keep scrapping roaming charges when we are no longer in the EU?

  20. #20

    Re: roaming charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    Perhaps you can explain how the UK government can tell phone companies to keep scrapping roaming charges when we are no longer in the EU?
    By legislating. Hope this helps.

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