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TCO - Changes in March

by Johanna Helgadottir | 4月 05, 2011

Below is a list of some of the tariff changes we have made to the TCO database this month.

In France Bouygues has simplified its Forfait Evasio 2. Included minutes are now valid at any time and plans include unlimited SMS and MMS plus unlimited mobile internet access at 3G+ speeds up to 500MB.

The Spanish operator, Yoigo has introduced a new plan called La Del Cuatro. There is a minimum usage of EUR 39 per month with a per minute charge of EUR 0.4 to any operator. Text messages cost EUR 0.10 each and the price plan also includes 500MB of high-speed mobile internet access per month.

Also in Spain, Orange has launched three new "Animal" plans for pre-paid users. Leon offers free calls to users on any network in return for a weekly top-up of EUR 7. Delfin is a price plan aimed at Smartphone users who receive unlimited Internet access when topping-up by EUR 3.50 per week. The first 50MB are delivered at high speed, after which speed reduction applies. Ardilla offers a call rate to any operator of EUR 0.9 per minute, with a call set-up charge of EUR 0.15, in return for a minimum top-up starting from EUR 5. 

Vivo in Brazil is offering a new range of iPhone plans, ranging from 60 to 1600 minutes. All tariffs offer a choice of add-ons ranging from extra SMS, off-peak calls, national roaming minutes, calls to preferential numbers or mobile Internet access. The top-of-the-range plan, Vivo iPhone Completo with 1600 minutes, offers all the benefits.

TMN in Portugal has introduced a new range of pre-paid price plans. Voice & SMS is available with a 24-hour rate, which gives free calls and text messages to TMN with a monthly top-up of EUR 20, or as an Evening and Weekend version which requires a EUR 10 monthly top-up. The Evening and Weekend plan offers free calls to TMN and fixed lines at off-peak hours.  These tariffs are also available with 500MB of mobile Internet access and free use of the Music Box service at a EUR 5 monthly surcharge.

Vodafone Malta has launched Freebees, a new prepaid price plan which gives 200 text messages and 50MB of data for every EUR 10 top-up. Calls cost EUR 0.25 and text messages are EUR 0.5 each.

Full details of the plans above are available in T-Cellular Online. Teligen monitors price developments of this sort in its continuous updates of T-Cellular Online http://sa-link.cc/3i

Jóhanna Helgadóttir - Senior Consultant - jhelgadottir@strategyanalytics.com

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