BUSINESS

Internet access by phone is far more expensive in Greece

VANGELIS MANDRAVELIS

TAGS: Technology, Economy

Broadband access for cell phone users is particularly pricey in Greece, as a European Commission survey has shown that Greek mobile networks have made internet access by cell phone about 90 percent more expensive than the European Union average.

When a tablet or laptop is used to go online, the difference between the cost in Greece and the EU average comes to 50 percent, with the comparison made on the basis of purchase power parities.

Commission researchers examined the rates charged for 18 categories of service packages across the bloc’s 28 member-states, and Greece emerged as more expensive than the average in 17 of those categories.

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