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From today, mobile roaming charges in the European Union have officially been abolished—allowing travellers to make calls and send texts in other countries within the 28-member-state bloc without being saddled with exorbitant bills.

It means that, while the UK is still part of the EU, Brits will also benefit from mobile roaming charges being dropped. Post-Brexit, the government will probably need to strike a deal to try to have a special arrangement in place.

Three boss David Dyson said: "we’re committed to eradicating these excessive charges regardless of Brexit negotiations." It has offered free roaming in Europe for years in an effort to lure people away from rival operators.

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