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Eurotel Offers Customers New Pricing Programs
September 30, 1997
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)