Telecom Italia: calling mobile phones from home phones cheaper starting tomorrow

06/30/2010 - 05:20 PM

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The cost of calling a mobile phone from a Telecom Italia fixed line is being cut by up to 27% from 1 July. Between 2003 and 2009, the cost of fixed line-to-mobile calls has gone down by almost 50% for residential customers for an equivalent quantity of call minutes

Tomorrow Telecom Italia is cutting the cost of basic tariff calls from fixed lines to all mobile phones, offering savings of up to 27.4% per minute for residential customers, and up to 11.4% for businesses.

The cost of calls to TIM phones at peak time (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) is being reduced from €0.1336 to €0.1140 per minute. It will cost €0.1182 to call a Vodafone phones at peak time, compared with €0.1386. Calls to Wind customers are going down to €0.12 per minute, compared with €0.1561, while calls to H3G mobile phones are coming down from €0.1852 during peak time to €0.1344 per minute. All of these prices are inclusive of VAT.

Off-peak call prices remain unchanged at €0.0776 to TIM, €0.0792 to Vodafone, €0.0908 to Wind and €0.1084 to H3G. There is also a €0.0787 connection charge.

Fixed line-to-mobile-mobile call costs are coming down for business customers to Wind and H3G. In particular, from €0.0970 per minute to €0.090 for Wind, and from €0.1219 to €0.1080 for H3G. There is also a call connection charge of €0.0656, all of these prices are exclusive of VAT.

With this tariff manoeuvre, Telecom Italia continues the progressive reduction of prices for calls from fixed lines to mobiles: in fact, from 2003, the tariffs per minute to TIM have fallen by 63.1% peak and by 49.9% off peak, calls to Vodafone respectively by 60.2% and 55.1%, to Wind by 66% and 45.7% and to H3G by 54% and 51.8%.

Taking this latest price adjustment into account, at 2009 consumption levels residential customer spending on fixed line-to-mobile calls has been reduced by almost 50% compared with 2003.

Rome, 30 June 2010