Free data roaming won't come to an end if - or when - the UK leaves Europe, it has emerged.
Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, announced the news on Thursday, stating that even a no-deal Brexit will not bring back roaming charges.
Extra charges for people using data in another EU country were scrapped back in June 2017. But since the Brexit ordeal, the EU regulation banning them will not automatically be part of UK law after we leave Europe on 29 March next year.
However, Raab told BBC Radio 4 that two mobile operators - Vodafone and Three - had already publically agreed to his plans not to bring them back for British citizens.
"We're passionate about improving our customers' experience when travelling abroad, so they can stay connected and use their phones just as they do at home," Three CEO David Dyson said last year.
"To reassure our customers, we have also committed to maintaining the availability of roaming in the EU at no additional cost following Brexit."
As for EE, O2 and the like, Raab said that if others did not follow the government would force them by law.
He insisted this was not a "threat" to the EU but a "statement of fact".
"Put back those roaming charges we've just scrapped? We wouldn't dream of it," he said.
Even so, earlier this year, the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee told Sky News that it does not believe that operators will be able to choose not to reimpose charges as technical reasons mean their operating costs will be pushed up considerably after being pushed out of the European regulatory framework.
The news comes as the cabinet prepares for a three hour long "no deal" planning session.
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