Jersey Telecom ordered to stop selling 18-month mobile contracts

4 Sep 2006

Jersey Telecom, a state-owned telco based in the Channel Islands, has ceased selling mobile services on 18-month contracts under pressure from the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA). The company introduced such contracts in April, offering heavy discounts and subsidised handsets to users taking services for a longer period. However, the JCRA ruled that Telecom should not be allowed to offer contracts longer than twelve months in duration lest it impede the introduction of competition. 18-month contracts are offered in neighbouring Guernsey and the rest of the UK.

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