Virgin Media O2, a British subsidiary of Telefónica and Liberty Global, today announced that it will not reintroduce roaming rates in Europe for its customers, despite the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union (EU).
This movement has commercial importance. According to the company, it is the only one of the four major mobile telephony operators in the United Kingdom that will not charge these rates again. In fact, Vodafone, EE (a BT subsidiary) and Hutchison Three plan to reinstate this fee for their customers.
In a statement, Virgin Media tells O2 that both O2 and Virgin Mobile customers will maintain their rates, which include roaming in different regions of Europe, when traveling to these destinations, and for making calls or surfing the Internet. be able to use your mobile phone. As if they were in the UK.
The announcement comes after the British government’s recent decision to relax travel health rules. Following this movement, the demand for reservations for travel abroad has skyrocketed in the United Kingdom, including in Spain.
Virgin Media O2 recalled that a recent survey indicated that 75% of people plan to travel abroad in 2022.
According to a subsidiary of Telefónica, an analysis of data usage from other operators suggests that families of four traveling abroad for two weeks could see their vacation costs increase by £100 or more if Everyone uses their mobile phones.
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