Danish consumer group slams price rises for roaming change

Thursday 25 May 2017 | 12:12 CET | News

The Danish consumer council Taenk is designating 06 June as switching day, urging the public to change provider after three out of four mobile firms are raising prices after the EU directive scrapping the international roaming surcharge. People should not simply accept the hikes, it said, as many already pay for talktime and mobile internet that they do not use. In reality, average data use is approximately six times lower than the average allowance in Danish subscriptions.

Taenk said it has looked at 52 subscriptions from twelve providers, and is recommending three of them. Customers who only use Wi-Fi when travelling to foreign countries should use the Oister service at DKK 59 per month. Oister is a 3 Denmark sub-brand. This service provides 2 GB of mobile internet for use in Denmark as well as two hours’ talktime.

Those who travel to the EU and like to stream music should consider Oister’s DKK 79 per month service, with 10 GB of Danish data, 2.5 GB for use in the EU, and ten hours’ voice calls.

Customers who travel worldwide and like streaming music and films should consider 3 Denmark’s service at DKK 150 per month, supplying 10 GB of data in Denmark, 10 GB in the EU, US and several Asian countries, and unlimited talktime.

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