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German regulator to phase-out Call-by-Call option in Germany

Friday 12 July 2019 | 15:09 CET | News

The German Federal Network Agency intends to stop allowing the Call-by-Call option in Germany, but Deutsche Telekom has agreed with industry group VATM to continue to apply the option, Teltarif.de reports. The option allows customers to use a different provider, often a less expensive one, to surf and make voice calls.

The EU Commission decided last year that Call-by-Call and pre-selection no longer play a major role in the European single market and have largely been replaced by internet communication.  

The EU decided that from May of this year, calls to other European countries on both fixed and mobile lines may cost a maximum of EUR 0.22. In Germany, prices are significantly lower thanks to Call-by-Call. In the case of calls on the mobile network, customers can save up to 90 percent through the option.



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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / VATM
Countries: Germany
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