I’ve just received a text from O2 with the following fair use policy notice.
O2: We've raised a charge of 16.78, which represents the cost of your continued usage in our Europe Zone outside our fair usage policy. The charge will appear on your next bill as 'roaming surcharge'. See o2.co.uk/roamfairuse for more details.
When I view the web page o2.co.uk/roamfairuse it states the following:
Using our services in our Europe Zone for more than 63 days in any four month period is what we consider to be unfair use. If you do this, we’ll send you a fair usage notification by text. If you continue to use these services after we’ve notified you, we’ll apply surcharges for further usage that we recognise as over usage.
These surcharges are £3.60 per GB for data, 3.3p per minute for calls and 1p per text. The surcharges will appear on your next months bill. We’ll stop applying surcharges to your European Zone usage once the majority of your usage over the previous four months has been in the UK.
I agree that I have been out of the UK for longer than 63 days. However O2 states that they will send you a fair use notification text which I did not receive.
The last text regarding my tariff was on 22 June which was the following:
From 2 August we'll be moving you onto the latest version of our Pay Monthly Mobile Agreement, which sets out our terms and conditions.
For more info go to: http://v.o2.co.uk/W4C0Z177
From 2 August, we're also increasing some prices that fall outside your monthly allowance.
Find out more: http://v.o2.co.uk/f2C7N4V9.
Additionally I received this text when I landed in Germany:
Welcome to GERMANY. Now, all calls, texts and data you use in our Europe Zone will come out of your normal UK allowance. So roaming in Europe feels just like home. For more info and terms, visit: www.o2.co.uk/paym/roam-in-eu. Call 112 for emergency services across Europe.
I am unaware how O2 can charge me for fair use when all the charges fall within my monthly allowance, and I have a £0 spend cap.
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