No data charges for websites supporting victims of crimes during coronavirus (COVID-19)

No data charges for websites supporting victims of crimes during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government has announced the agreement of a deal with the UK’s major telecoms companies to support vulnerable victims of crimes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Several websites providing information and support to victims and witnesses of crime, sexual violence, and domestic abuse will be free of data charges to customers. The participating mobile network operators are EE, Vodafone, O2, Three, Sky Mobile, Virgin Media, Tesco Mobile and giffgaff.

The websites free of charge are:

Victim support

Rape Crisis

The Survivors Trust

Male Survivors Partnership

Refuge

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Women’s Aid

Welsh Women’s aid

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Source: Data charges removed for websites supporting victims of crime

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