Mobile ops accused

7 Jul 2005

A consumer group in Ecuador has accused the country’s three mobile operators of abusing regulations. BNamericas reports that the government’s consumer defence committee has criticised Porta, Movistar and Telecsa/Alegro for introducing expiry dates on pre-paid cards and running misleading advertisements. In addition, market leader Porta has been accused of billing customers from the second they finish dialling rather than from when the connection is actually made. The committee says it is forwarding its findings to the telecoms regulator Suptel and the public prosecution ministry.