Great Britain is no longer a member of the EU since 2020. Brexit took place on January 31, 2020. After leaving the European Union, other framework conditions will apply there, also with regard to tourism and, depending on the provider, also for mobile phone roaming.
With the departure of the British, a number of things changed in relation to the United Kingdom: you can no longer work in the other area without a visa and trade is also subject to different conditions, since Great Britain is no longer considered part of the European single market. With regard to tourism, the following is also fundamentally changing: the EU roaming regulation is no longer used for calls and text messages. Formally, the UK is considered a so-called “third country”.
This can lead to complications on your own vacation. That's why you have to be careful, because calls, text messages and the use of mobile internet could incur additional costs. As conditions and costs are constantly changing, it is strongly recommended that you check your network provider's website before you travel to the UK. If in doubt, you should contact the mobile phone provider's hotline in advance and ask for details. With some providers it depends on which tariff you have, because sometimes UK roaming is included, sometimes not.
Different network providers with the costs in relation to Great Britain:
|Vendor name||outgoing calls |
price per minute
price per minute
Price per SMS
Price per MMS
Price per 100kb
|Magenta||no costs||no costs||no costs||no costs||no costs|
|Three||0,06||0,01296||0,024||0,06||0,06 per MB|
|Bob||depending on the tariff||depending on the tariff||depending on the tariff||depending on the tariff||depending on the tariff|
|fun||no costs||no costs||no costs||no costs||no costs|
|Hof telecom||no costs||no costs||no costs||no costs||no costs|