EU data compiled by Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes reveals that the average cost per minute for domestic mobile calls in 2011 varied from 1.9 Euro cents to 14.7 Euro cents across Europe.
In the European Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe, which reportedly aims to reboot Europe’s economy and help European citizens and businesses get the most out of digital technologies, it was revealed that there was a 774 pert cent disparity in mobile call prices across the EU.
Say figures, at 9.7 Euro cents per minute, the UK average for mobile calls was slightly above the European average of 9.1 Euro cents per minute. The data collected also revealed the biggest disparity was between Lithuania at 1.9 Euro cents per minute, and the Netherlands at a steep 14.7 Euro cents per minute – a huge difference for mobile users in these countries. The difference between these call prices is in stark contrast to those for other basic goods in the European single market. A litre of milk, for example, can be bought for between 0.69 and 0.99 Euro cents throughout the EU, a price difference of only 43 per cent.
Commenting on these findings, spokesperson for JustCall said:
“It is hard to believe that there is still such a strong call cost disparity between European countries when so many other goods and services have been standardised across the EU. We would like to see legislation for equal call charges introduced in the near future. This would not only greatly benefit mobile users within the EU, it would also be a positive step forwards for the EU as a single market.”
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