EC claims UK call costs are highest in EU

12 Mar 2003

New figures published by the European Commission claim that the call costs in the UK are the highest in Europe. The study, which compared the cost of local, national and long distance calls by the dominant operator in European Union countries, found that whilst most had seen a marked drop in costs over the past five years, UK prices had simply stagnated. UK telecoms regulator Oftel disputes the results, saying that the survey had not considered additional tariffs such as line rental.