The Netherlands’ largest telecoms group KPN Telecom (also known as Royal KPN) has informed its customers that from 2011 its call rates for fixed line services will be changing. Under the review of pricing, the telco’s fixed line subscription services will be charged at the same rate for calls made to either a fixed or mobile number, while the cost of international calls will rise. Prices for the incumbent’s combined internet and telephony subscription package ‘Internet Plus Call’ will be adjusted from 15 January 2011, cutting the cost of a call to a mobile number, although fixed-to-fixed calls will more than double in terms of their cost per minute. As it stands, it costs EUR0.04 per minute to call another landline number and EUR0.165 per minute to call a mobile. Under the new pricing regime KPN will charge EUR0.09 per minute for either a fixed or mobile call. KPN also charges a standard EUR0.10 connection fee for each call. Meanwhile, international call charges will, on average, double from 15 January, it said.
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