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Price war erupts over mobile broadband

Some of Sweden's main internet operators have entered into a price war over mobile broadband services.

On Tuesday Tele 2 dropped the monthly fee for its 5 gigabyte (Gb) service to 159 kronor ($26), 10 kronor lower than the price announced by Glocalnet a day earlier.

Tele 2 also offers a 1 Gb Turbo3G service for 99 kronor a month.

“Our users use an average of 1 Gb a month. If you watch a lot of TV that of course takes up a lot of capacity, but for anyone who’s just surfing, e-mailing, paying the bills and reading online newspapers, 1 Gb is more than enough,” said Tele 2’s Thomas Ekman.

According to Tele 2, two thirds of the population will have access this summer to mobile broadband reaching speeds of up to 7.2 Mbit/s.

Telia Sonera did not want to say if and when it would join the ongoing price war.

“We seldom comment on our price activities before pushing them through and we don’t comment on our competitors,” said spokesman Ola Kallemur.

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Tele2 and Comviq mobile blackout cuts off Swedish users abroad

If you've been having trouble getting your mobile to work outside Sweden since Friday, this may be the reason why.

Tele2 and Comviq mobile blackout cuts off Swedish users abroad
Photo: TT

Swedish prepaid mobile phone brand Comviq and its European holding company Tele2 are experiencing serious problems with their overseas networks. 

The unexpected glitch means Swedish customers abroad are experiencing difficulties when placing and receiving calls, texting and browsing the internet, a situation that’s gone on for more than 24 hours.

“It's deeply regrettable,” admits Tele2 media spokesperson Johan von Heijne.

“We urge those who need to get in touch with people to look for places with Wifi instead.”

Tele2 and Comviq’s networks continued to experience problems on Saturday with no apparent solution in sight.

“We have no new information yet,” von Heijne is quoted as saying by Swedish news agency TT.

 

To make matters worse, Tele2's website is down.

“This is an unfortunate coincidence. But we’re reaching out to our customers through our other channels, ” explained von Heijne.

Tele2 started as a telecommunications company in Sweden in 1993 and currently operates in Sweden, Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia and Germany.

Comviq merged with Tele2 in 1997, but the name Comviq was retained as a brand, together with Tele2's own brand Tele2 Mobile.
 

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