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The Sunny Uplands Of Brexit

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Hymie | 21:38 Thu 24th Jun 2021 | News
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More good news if you are the CEO of a mobile phone company.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-9721577/UK-mobile-operator-EE-bring-roaming-charges-EU.html

Now that our industry has been freed from the jack-boot of the EUSSR, they are freed from the hated laws preventing them from ripping off our citizens, now we no longer enjoy that jack-boot protection.

Look forward to other companies rubbing their hands with glee at the new freedoms to rip us off.

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It looks like companies are queuing up to join EE, just in case you thought you could avoid these charges by changing provider.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9722167/Now-EE-joins-O2-bringing-roaming-charges.html
As I said in response to another question, what's wrong with commercial companies being able to set their charges as they wish? Neither governments nor the EU should interfere in such matters. Mobile providers incur extra costs when handling traffic outside their own domain and it is reasonable that they should be able to recoup those costs.
When i go abroad I think I use my phone for maybe one text and one call a week
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Many of these companies are operating cartels or have such a dominant market position that there is no effective competition, protecting citizens from extortionate pricing – NJ and the UK government accept this position.

The EU takes a dim view of companies behaving in such a way – ripping off their citizens; passing laws to protect their citizens, not big business.
BT has always been expensive. Why does anyone use them?
//The EU takes a dim view of companies behaving in such a way –//

Bully for them. They also spend inordinate amounts of time arguing over the price of beetroot. Fortunately the UK is no longer part of that nonsense. The EU is not concerned with the protection of its citizens. It is concerned with protecting member states from competition from other member states.
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How many would have voted leave if they knew it would lead to freedoms; freedoms for companies to rip them off?
Freedom for a government to procure it's own vaccines.

The EU requires telephone service providers to factor in that they shall not charge for roaming. After that the providers price their services as they like - the EU does not dictate any part of the pricing, just what the service must include in the price. It's like saying that a flight ticket must include check-in in the price (cf Ryanair).
You win some, you lose some.
You lost. Get over it.
//The EU requires telephone service providers to factor in that they shall not charge for roaming

//...the EU does not dictate any part of the pricing,//

er.....er....

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