Sky Mobile customers will be facing an unpleasant extra charge if they start using their phone abroad.
That’s because the network will start introducing an extra charge for using data in Europe from today.
Holidaymakers in places like Spain, Greece and France will see a £2 a day flat fee for using their phone in those locations.
Before today (May 3, 2022), Sky’s roaming charges in Europe were free, but now over 50 locations are included in the daily charge.
Once paid, the £2 fee gives customers the same access to calls, texts and data that they would have in a 24-hour period in the UK.
However, in slightly better news – the company has dropped the daily charge for those flying further afield.
Sky’s Roaming Passport Plus has been brought down from £6 to £2 in countries including the United States, Australia and Turkey.
Roaming charges like these were banned under EU rules but in the years following Brexit many companies have decided to bring them back.
Both EE and Three customers also face a £2-a-day charge to use their mobile phones abroad.
If you want to make sure you’re not caught out by the extra charge, it could be an idea to set a reminder to disable roaming charges on your device as soon as you land.
Then just try and find free WiFi networks to get online when possible.
Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com, told Metro.co.uk: ‘Many mobile users who are travelling to Europe in 2022 will have to endure the added cost of roaming charges, with EE and Vodafone reintroducing their fees from January.
‘If you’re an existing customer of EE, Vodafone or Three, check your contract to see whether these charges apply to you. If you signed up prior to 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, and use hotel and cafe WiFi when on holiday where possible, ensuring any public access points are safe and secure before logging on.’