Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the benefits of the abolition of EU mobile roaming charges could be lost as a result of the Tory Brexit agenda. 

Martina Anderson said: 

“For many years we have campaigned against unfair mobile phone roaming charges at the European Parliament. 

“This week roaming charges are set to end throughout the EU but customers in the north may not benefit from this if we are dragged out of the EU against our will as a result of the Tory Brexit agenda. 

“This is something that has been won for local customers at the European Parliament but the benefits may be short lived as a result of Brexit. 

“Not only will this mean the possible return of roaming charges for customers, but it will also hit small businesses in border areas who depend on mobile phones for their business. 

“This is yet another example of the disastrous impact Brexit will have on our communities and highlights the need for the north to secure designated special status within the EU.”