Phones are Prepaid in Guatemala

95% of the 21 million handsets registered as operational in July 2013 are prepaid.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The data was released by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT). "Of every 10 active phones, nine are prepaid and only one uses a payment plan by the company providing the service," reported Prensalibre.com.

According to these statistics, Tigo reports 9.6 million prepaid lines, ie 49% of all subscribers. This is followed by the company Claro with 6.1 million users, giving them 21% and Telefónica with 4.2 million subscribers, representing 20.2%.

From 2004 until 2013 mobile phone use has grown by 565%. In 2012, 20.7 million users were registered, which is a growth of 6.7% compared to the previous year.

According to industry expert, Ricardo Flores, the ease of buying a prepaid line and the availability of financial resources for purchase by customers are the main reasons that this format dominates.

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