On April 22, landline and cellular numbers in the telephone network will have eight digits.
Beginning at midnight on April 22, landlines will add a two and cell phones an eight before the current number.
Victor Garcia, Director of Regulation and Interconnection for Claro Enitel (owned by América Móvil), told The Prensa.com.ni: "At no time will the changes affect the economy of the users of the sector, instead the benefits are more extensive because there will now be a more modern network with services such as Internet and satellite tracking through GPS, among others. The idea is to grow as the region does so that our services are competitive."
The application of tax of $0.65 per mobile phone line that had been proposed by the Executive to fund part of the 2015 budget has been temporarily suspended.
The Constitutional Court temporarily suspended the collection of the tax on telephone lines after the Chamber of Industry and the three phone companies operating in the country submitted an appeal against the tax.
Fixed residential telephony will drop 26% and the minimum rate for post-paid landlines will be $6.94.
The cost of calling from a landline to a mobile one will drop $0.02, from $0.26 to $0.24.
From Laprensagrafica.com: “The decree also sets at $0.09 the termination cost in either mobile or fixed networks. ‘Users may not be charged above the maximum fee for any extra air time or network usage’ reads the decree”.
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