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OTE offers cheaper weekend phone rates

As of May 12, Greece’s main telecom utility, OTE, will slash its rates on long-distance phone calls within Greece on Sundays by up to 67 percent, the company said, while announcing cheaper deals on international connections. OTE said the new charges would mean that Sunday long-distance calls will cost no more than local connections. The charge for a one-minute call will be 2.6 cents (67 percent less than the current rate), five minutes will cost 13 cents while a 30-minute call will cost 78 cents. Furthermore, households whose monthly bill is at least 20 euros will be offered 5 to 10 percent discounts on international calls to one country (which the OTE customer will specify in advance) on weekdays, and 25 percent on weekends. People who spend over 60 euros a month will get 10 to 15 percent discounts on weekdays and 30 percent on weekends. There will be similar offers for businesses.