Eurotel Offers Customers New Pricing Programs

Eurotel Offers Customers New Pricing Programs

September 30, 1997

Media contacts:

Iva Tat'ounova

EuroTel Praha


Prague, Czech Republic - EuroTel Praha announced

today it will offer new pricing programs to all EuroTel Classic and

EuroTel GSM Global mobile phone customers beginning October 1, 1997.

EuroTel GSM Global customers now can select the low monthly access

rate of EuroTel "Start" (monthly charge - 295 CZKc), EuroTel's

"Global" program (monthly charge - 795 CZKc, with 60 minutes usage

included), or the EuroTel "Business" program (monthly charge of only

1,995 CZKc that includes 300 minutes of usage and significant calling

discounts). The new tariffs are, on average, 0.60 CZKc to 1.60 CZKc

less expensive than previous prices.

For customers who prefer EuroTel Classic's analog network, the company

will offer a completely new pricing program - EuroTel "Ideal" - with a

monthly charge of 295 CZKc.

EuroTel Classic customers also can choose the EuroTel "Region" program

which, with a monthly charge of 695 CZKc and 50 minutes of free usage,

provides an inexpensive per-minute rate for calls made within a

designated region. The EuroTel "Optimum" program, gives Classic

customers another choice with a monthly access fee of 1,395 CZKc and

150 minutes of usage.

The activation fee for mobile phones in the EuroTel Classic network

have been reduced to only 2,500 CZKc, about a 30 percent reduction.

The company also offers a new supplementary program called "Weekend

that can be added to any other service program for 95 CZKc per month.

The "Weekend" plan adds up to 200 minutes per month on Saturdays,

Sundays, or holidays for one CZKc per minute.

There is no additional cost for current customers to move to one of

the new plans.

"With our new prices we are continuing our on-going re-balancing of

charges to meet customer expectations and needs," says Iva Taounova, a

EuroTel spokesperson. "Anyone can choose the program that best suits

his or her needs in terms of charges, number of free minutes, and


EuroTel (Praha) is a joint venture of SPT Telecom Inc. (51 percent)

and Atlantic West B.V. (49 percent). Atlantic West B.V. is a joint

venture equally owned by Bell Atlantic (NYSE:BEL) and US WEST

International, part of the US WEST Media Group (NYSE:UMG)