COMMENT: Czechs pay the most for mobile tariffs in Europe. Politicians have failed and people don’t care


Specialized server, focused on technology, Živě.cz literally wrote about the just published report of the European Commission on prices for mobile services: “The Czechia” reigns “in the ranking of countries with the most expensive mobile services. The European Commission has compared prices in all 27 EU countries, and when unlimited tariffs are not counted, the offers of our operators (understand companies operating in the Czech Republic) are catastrophic. ” ?

To make it clear what is being talked about. So again the server: “Of the entire 27 Europeans, we are in last place. In all but one of the compared price baskets (combination of different volumes of free minutes and GB of data), we ended up with the worst red mark “4”, which means expensive services. “

Although this report has an additional indication that the price basket comparisons did not include unlimited tariffs for data or voice. “Data are for the calendar year 2020 and even though mobile tariffs in the Czech Republic changed during 2021, there was no significant improvement for flat rates with a low number of free minutes and low data volume (approx. Gigabytes) – operators increased data volumes mainly at higher tariffs and the price level did not fall, “adds the server’s analysis.

Evidence of how the Czech state can defend the interests of the people is the story, let’s hope that forever ex-minister of industry and trade Marta Nováková, a shining star of left-wing populists from ANO at the time, who said that this time to Czech Television: “If you just keep telling someone over and over again: We have expensive data, we have expensive data, so whatever you do, you take a mobile phone, you don’t connect to the Internet via data, but you look for a free wifi. And here we are.

The less that data is used because we avoid it, the less it contributes to making it cheaper. ”TVL (Dude), as the young street voice would now say. And will we like this? Sadly, instead of putting people’s pressure on politicians to enforce systematic business conditions that deal with similar situations and to establish clear procedures and their enforcement by public authorities, we are constantly dealing with similar situations on our own.

Of course, there are a number of guidelines and advice on how to reduce prices for mobile services, such as changing the operator at regular intervals, or going to negotiate better terms in person. But honestly, will you constantly enjoy it? And we are only at the prices for mobile services. Stories from recent weeks on energy and other items are still a living example that it doesn’t work “systemically” in this country, does it?

When one looks for the reactions of the people responsible for this condition, one realizes that the solution is in sight. We still hear endless excuses, we still have to wait for something and nothing visibly changes. But what the other side is saying is also true. That the prices for mobile services include not only the “data”, but also the quality of the network, the prices of calls and I do not know what else. On the other hand, why, under similar conditions, can they find the cheaper prices of these services, for example, in Spain, or closer, in Poland? Do they have worse networks there? Or do they make more noise in their device when they make a phone call?

The fact that we have ceased to be able to find solutions and promote them not only in crisis situations can be evidenced by how we work. Instead of really facing the problem, we are literally looking for stacks of further analysis to disprove the findings and facts, other times we criticize those who have come up with something they don’t like. But we seldom start to find possible ways to solve the problem and choose the ideal one.

We’ve gotten used to this, maybe for our own convenience. We must rely on ourselves and we have resigned ourselves to the functioning of the state. No wonder we are crying rather than laughing. And that we pay as “tabby” for not being able to solve the problem properly.


Source: EuroZprávy.cz by eurozpravy.cz.

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