New German telecomms operator Mobilcom has introduced an aggressive Internet pricing scheme that will rattle the cage of dominant operator, Deutsche Telekom.
Mobilcom has teamed with German technology magazine Tomorrow to offer unlimited Internet access for a flat monthly fee of 77 Marks (#27), including telephone charges.
The Tomorrow tariff is available to subscribers from 23 December, 1998. Usage of the service is restricted to between 7pm and 7am on weekdays and all day at weekends.
Mobilcom said its rates compare favourably to the high prices currently charged in Germany. People who access the Internet for one hour every evening using Deutsche Telekom pay over 100 Marks per month on telephone charges alone, according to Mobilcom's estimates.
Deutsche Telekom operates T-Online, Germany's largest ISP. While the company has recently cut its Internet access charges, it does not yet offer deals on telephone charges incurred while accessing the Internet.
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