Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Telephone costs

When you travel often to EU countries, the roaming costs are incredibly high.
Finally the EU parliament took action today and requires that telephone operators, carriers etc., have to reduce the costs up to 75%.
All within the EU block of 27 countries.
One of our clients Amatus, already watched this issue and is offering a special product for their clients.
Turkcell was not happy with this idea.
The law is there to protect customers for unfair prices. In Turkey you pay still too much for regular and land line calls. International costs are decreased but still not in line with the EU. It's in the best of the Turkish businesses and the general public that they further privatize the telecoms sector and allow carriers for cheaper deals. There is still not such as an Ombudsman in Turkey, protecting Turkish consumers.