11 Dec 2019
KPN of the Netherlands will soon be notifying mobile customers of its largest sub-brand Telfort that it will transfer them to KPN services on 26 January 2020, the telco confirmed to Dutch tech website Tweakers.net. Depending on Telfort users’ original subscription date, KPN is legally obliged to inform them of the migration between two and five weeks in advance. Telfort customers will keep their existing voice minutes and mobile data when transferring, whilst KPN promises them at least the same volume of data for an equal or lower price in their new package.
KPN spokesperson Renee Schnitler also confirmed to Tweakers that the Telfort fixed broadband, telephony and pay-TV brand will continue for the time being but added: ‘Later in 2020, customers with Telfort Thuis [Telfort Home] subscriptions will be transferred to KPN. As soon as the date and more details are known, they will be communicated.’
KPN announced in January 2019 its plan to phase out the Telfort brand, and it ceased accepting new Telfort subscriptions in May.
In related news, Dutch-based Telecompaper reports that KPN will stop offering subscriptions for another of its sub-brands, B2B provider Yes Telecom, on 1 January 2020, although a final shutdown date for the brand has not yet been set.