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(MENAFN - Arab News) The Shoura Council urged the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) on Monday to take steps to bring down telephone tariffs in the Kingdom saying call charges were eating away about 30 percent of a Saudi's average monthly income.

The Shoura made this comment while discussing CITC's annual report said Fahaad Al-Hamad assistant president of the consultative body. 'A study conducted by the Consumer Protection Society found that Saudi Arabia has one of the world's largest telephone tariffs' he said.

Call charges in the Kingdom are 35 halalas per minute while the world average is seven halalas Al-Hamad said.

Ezzuddin Hafiz a Saudi teacher backed the Shoura's call to reduce telephone charges. 'All telecom operators in the Kingdom have joined hands to impose high charges on consumers. This must end and new companies should be allowed to provide services at competitive rates' he told Arab News.

Hafiz said reduced charges would help get rid of illegal operators in the market. He proposed CITC to bring down charges to five halalas per minute. 'This will increase the number of users and boost the telecom market.'

 


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