Sky Mobile is scrapping European roaming charges its customers, days after O2

Sky MobileMass media company Sky has announced its plans to scrap European roaming charges for all its Mobile customers – just days after O2, whose network infrastructure it operates on, decided to do the same.

From 1 June 2017, Sky customers will be able to travel to 36 European countries – all from within the EU/EEA – and not have to pay anything extra for the calls, texts and data used, unless they got over their contract limit just like at home. Pay as you go customers will be charged at the same rate as when they are in the UK.

“This is great news for Sky Mobile customers planning summer holidays – you can browse and stream in Europe knowing you won’t be hit with any nasty surprises on your bill when you get home,” said Liz Wynn, director of Mobile at Sky. “And Sky Mobile gives you the added flexibility of being able to mix up your data, calls and texts each month and dip into your Sky Piggybank for extra data you might need for streaming videos by the pool or sharing holiday updates on social media.”

Sky Mobile, which was first unveiled back in November 2016, also gives customers ‘low data roaming charges’ outside the EU in over 100 destinations, including 12p per megabit in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.