Salvadoran Telecoms in All-Out Commercial War

Tigo, Claro, Movistar and Digicel have trimmed some of their prices up to 50%, looking for a larger slice of the telecommunications market.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

They have implemented various promotions, ranging from lower international, land and mobile phone calls, internet access and cable television to cell phones that can be acquired from as low as $7.

“Companies are sparing no efforts in getting more customers. All of them state they have invested millions in expanding broadband coverage and deploying more and better technology”, noted

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