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The EU abolished roaming cell phone charges, but they could come back from the dead for UK travelers

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Starting June 15, EU citizens will stop having to pay roaming surcharges to use their phones in EU states other than their own.

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That would cause mobile operators to lose the money they make on roaming fees, which is estimated to be between 1% and 2% of their total revenue.

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It will also mean a big savings for mobile users. Brits should save about £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) per year.

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That’s if the deal is kept after the UK leaves the EU. If not, Brits traveling in European countries will have to continue paying for roaming.

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