Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “When the first mobile operators announced they were reintroducing roaming charges, their rivals were quick to follow suit. Now that one has postponed bringing them back, it’s happening in reverse.
“Roaming charges are deeply unpopular with mobile users, who rightly feel aggrieved by a return to charges to access minutes and data they have already paid for.
“Rather than delaying these charges, many consumers would like to see mobile operators scrap them entirely.
“If you’re going on holiday, or travelling abroad for a longer time, you can save money by paying for multi-day passes with Vodafone, or Roam Abroad with EE.
“Existing customers of EE, Vodafone or Three, should check their contract to see whether these new charges apply to them. If you signed up before the specific dates, you should be safe.
“When it comes to travelling, don’t leave it until the last minute to check the roaming charges for your destination. Use hotel and cafe Wi-Fi when on holiday where possible, ensuring any public access points are safe and secure before logging on.”
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