UK Networks Agree £50 Cap on Lost and Stolen Phone Charges

By Gary Cutlack on at

Four of our largest mobile networks have come to a deal on handling calling fees run up on lost and stolen mobile phones, with EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone agreeing to limit the nicked mobile bill shock to a maximum of £50.

The new liability cap should be in place by the spring on 2014, with Culture Secretary Maria Miller saying: "This agreement with the telecoms companies will deliver real benefits to consumers and help ensure people are not hit with shock bills."

The agreement also covers bringing an end to roaming fees by 2016, along with the previously announced option to end contracts mid-term, should unexpected price rises suddenly appear. As they have a habit of doing. [DCMS]