The Netherlands is one of the most expensive countries in the EU to make a mobile phone call. According to a report by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda).
The Netherlands is the third most expensive for mobile phone calls, after Malta and Luxembourg. One-minute phone call in the Netherlands costs 20 cents. In Malta it’s 24 cents and 21 cents in Luxembourg.
The cheapest EU country is Latvia, where it costs 4 cents per minute. The average rate in the EU is 13 cents.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) came last year with a report stating that the Netherlands is the cheapest country for callers with an average use.
According regulator Opta it’s because providers in the Netherlands, offer a free device with subscriptions, and that is reflected in the rates. The OECD takes this into account, but not the report of the European Union.
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