Movistar launches fixed-wireless service

11 May 2009

Argentine mobile operator Movistar, part of the Spanish-owned Telefonica Moviles Group, has announced it has launched a fixed-wireless service named ‘Movistar en Casa’. Subscribers to the new service, which allows customers to activate a mobile device and use it as a fixed telephone at home only, are charged a monthly fee, which includes airtime for voice calls, SMS or internet traffic. All calls received on the line will be free of charge, whether from another mobile or a fixed line. The offer is part of the Movistar Community services portfolio, which allows the operator’s mobile subscribers to call or send an SMS to the fixed-wireless lines and vice-versa at a discounted rate. The service is available in around 20 of the country’s largest cities, including the northern area of Buenos Aires.