JT, Airtel-Vodafone and Sure won't be changing their data roaming policy, despite changes in EU legislation.
Fees for calling, sending text messages and using the mobile internet while abroad will be scrapped from summer 2017 elsewhere in Europe, following approval from the European Parliament yesterday.
The refusal to change the policy means travelers from the Channel Islands going abroad will have to pay higher rates than they do at home.
The same goes for those travelling from outside the Islands, when they visit Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney.
Airtel is yet to comment on the story, maintaining that the Channel Islands is not part of the EU. However, Sure and JT released the following statements: