Network campaign to cut costs continues

15 July 2009 — 2:00 PM

Cutting charges is on the 3 Mobile agenda

The 3 Mobile network is continuing its crusade to save consumers money by highlighting the hidden charges many mobile users often face.

As part of its Terminate the Rate campaign - which is supported by a number of other companies including BT - the carrier drew attention to the fact that people have to pay extra when they call a mobile from a landline.

It was claimed that this was one of the UK's "biggest secret taxes", with other similar unfair charges listed as extra taxes on beer, insurance and fuel.

The group added that all of these were "exceeded by the little known mobile termination rates" (MTRs) and spokesman Hugh Davies added that percentage-wise the fees were particularly high.

"In these tough economic times any unnecessary costs are hard for people to bear – one that represents up to 80 per cent of the value of the product it's attached to is too much," he concluded.

The 3 mobile network recently announced Sony Ericsson W995 buyers could expect three months free access to Sky Mobile TV.

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