The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) have confirmed the price of calling mobile phones from a landline will be reduced by 85% by April 2015. The announcement comes after years of disagreements between telecoms companies and regulators.
It is believed the cuts are going to be introduced progressively over the next three years, seeing the cost per minute falling from 4.18p to 0.65p, with an expected £800m in savings for UK households.
The cost of calling mobile phones from landlines has been falling since April 2011 when Ofcom announced a reduction in mobile termination rates – “the wholesale charges that mobile operators make to other operators to connect calls to their networks.” Since April 2011, the cap has been in place for the four mobile networks currently operating in the UK; O2, Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and 3UK.
A spokesperson from cheap calls provider JustCall comments:
“At JustCall we are proud to offer cheap international calls to almost 300 countries from anywhere in the UK. This includes from both landline and mobile phones. Making sure consumers within the UK get good value for money is key.”
“By lowering the termination rates consumers can benefit from cheaper landline services, with the benefit of increased competition within the mobile market. Whether making calls to the UK or other countries, expensive phone bills should be a thing of the past.”
The original ruling proposed by Ofcom was to set the cap at 0.69p, but the announcement made by the Competition Appeals Tribunal has chosen to carry out the price reductions over a three year period, and going beyond Ofcoms rates with the new proposal of 0.65p a minute by 2015.
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About Just Call:
JustCall.co.uk is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes that reduce the cost of making international calls. Providing cheap international calls to almost 300 countries that include cheap calls to Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy and many more.
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