BT Cellnet is hoping to take the guesswork out of some overseas mobile phone tariffs with the launch today of a flat rate European pricing scheme called One Rate.
But customers wanting to make cheap calls across Europe must first swap their phones and upgrade their monthly package.
Calls made by BT Cellnet customers from 14 European countries to the UK and between each other will cost 34 pence (+Vat) per minute at any time of day.
Under the current structure customers are faced with over 50 different tariffs, according to BT Cellnet, some costing over £1 per minute.
The One Rate scheme applies to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland. However, Spain is noticeably absent from the list.
To use the service, customers must buy a customised version of the Nokia 6150, priced £99 (+Vat) and subscribe to the One Rate package starting at £50 (+Vat) per month, and including £50 (+Vat) of calls.
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