On 23/06/2022 17:46, Tweed wrote:
> Woody <harro...@ntlworld.com
>> On Thu 23/06/2022 11:14, notya...@gmail.com
>>> Alas Tesco (clone of O2 and managed by them) is to reintroduce rip off
>>> roaming charges from next year.
>>> Does not auger well for O2 not bringing them back too, as they must be
>>> acquiring subscribers who want to roam. Whilst this has no marginal
>>> cost for Telephonica on their own extensive networks, but will result in
>>> cross charging when subscribers roam onto other networks (e.g. Voda) in the EU..
>>> Brexit - six years on today - all of the pain, none of the gain.
>> Not sure where you got that one Mark. AFAIK Tesco is a MVNO so run there
>> own operation. If they are resuming charging in the EU it must be of
>> their own conscious decision.
Brexit has *enabled* them to price gouge.
>> O2 is now half owned by Liberty Global within the VM family but GiffGaff
>> is still owned by Telephonica> I have just had a mail from them to say
>> that from 26th July you data limit in the EU will be 5GB instead of 20GB
>> from the GoodyBag as is now, BUT AFAICS there is no change to calls or
>> texts - i.e. unlimited.
> The whole thing is consumer gouging. Let’s be clear, nothing has changed
> for the operators at wholesale level. The EU rules only affect what they
> can charge the end user. The internal settlement costs between operators
> for intra EU roaming have always been at commercially negotiated rates. So
We are now outside the EU so they can now charge what they like.
Take it or leave it. Willing seller willing buyer are both required.
> the operator costs have not changed since Brexit. The only thing that has
> changed is they are now allowed to gouge the end user. Ofcom could have
> imposed a licence condition to require things to remain as they were, but
> in their wisdom the government has allowed the operators to rip us off.
> Brexit dividend indeed.
UK isn't called "the golden island" for nothing. Driving on the left is
another way that we also get monumentally ripped off.
Brexit hasn't actually changed that...
Brexit was *designed* to allow more price gouging by mates of The Boris.