Ever since Brexit happened the big topic of what will happen with roaming was being discussed.
Giffgaff have just announced that whilst they are still keeping roaming free, the amount of data you get to use has been cut from a maximum of 20GB to now just 5GB.
Below is the full statement from Giffgaff with more information on the changes and when it will take place.
We wanted to give you all an important update on some changes that’ll be going live in the next month and let you know all the details.
We will be making some changes to our EU roaming allowance to ensure we can continue to offer great value at home and still provide you with data while you’re abroad. From 26th July, giffgaff members will be able to use up to 5GB of their goodybag allowance in the EU and selected destinations at no extra cost. Beyond this, there’ll be a charge of 10p/mb while roaming.
We know that having data while in the EU is important to you all, however, as some of you might know, we incur interconnect costs when people roam in the EU. Under the EU legislation, all UK mobile networks had to absorb this cost. Considering the difficulties that arise from the cost of living crisis, we wanted to do as much as we can to help so we have taken the decision to mitigate some of that cost, so that we can at least give our members up to 5GB to roam in the EU, at no extra cost.
Providing 5GB of data while you’re abroad enables the vast majority of our members to still roam in the EU within their current goodybag allowance and if they happen to need more the price per MB would be exactly the same as they would be charged if they were in UK.
Making this change has enabled us to put in place our Fixed UK Prices, we believe that prioritising freezing UK tariffs and giving you peace of mind for your bills at home is the right thing for us to do.
If you’re heading to the EU soon, we hope that 5GB, plus unlimited calls and texts will still allow you to enjoy your trip abroad. Back in 2019, over 90% of our members used less than 5GB when roaming in the EU each month.