Chilean regulator Sub-Secretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) has announced plans to eliminate domestic long-distance (DLD) charges before 2014. Customers will be required to precede the phone number with the digit ‘2’ when calling to fixed lines, either from a mobile or another fixed line. The watchdog is rolling out the new system on a region-by-region basis starting with Arica and Parinacota from 20 October 2012, whilst Coquimbo will be the last to receive the update, in June 2013. In areas that the system has been implemented, DLD calls will be charged at local rates.
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