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16 May 2019
by Helena Esnerova
GO first to have introduced international EU calls and SMSs as part of mobile top-up plans.
As of today, GO customers can stay connected with family and friends in the EU with increased peace of mind with lowered rates on international fixed and mobile call rates, as well as SMSs to EU countries. International EU call rates have now been standardised, so rates are the same, irrespective of whether calls are made from a traditional fixed line, or from a mobile. New lower rates also apply on SMSs sent to EU countries. This follows the coming into force of a new EU regulation that applies to all EU operators.
‘These regulations that came into force today apply to standard call and SMS rates, however at GO, we proactively focus on the value added to our customers. In fact, we recently revamped our more affordable Smart and Smart plus plans to include EU calls and SMS as part of the bundles provided. These start from just €5 a month for 100 minutes and 100 SMSs to all local and EU destinations. We are proud of the fact that we are the first and only operator on the market that offers such benefits as we fully appreciate the importance of staying connected with peace of mind,’ said Antonio Ivankovic, Chief Commercial Officer at GO.
The EU regulation stipulates a capping of €0.22 (including VAT) for fixed and mobile calls, and €0.07(including VAT) for SMS to EU countries.
‘We are continuously reviewing our mobile plans to seek new ways of adding value to our customers. Revised international and roaming rates, coupled with our ‘Data Boom’ advantage, ensures that our customers, whether in Malta or abroad, remain seamlessly connected, in every way possible,’ concluded Ivankovic.