Making sense of telephone tariffs from mobile and fixed phone service
providers is incredibly difficult. This is even more so the case in
Europe, where one easily travels from one country to another, and so
from one set of service providers to another.
The first ever study of the "near impenetrable jungle" of mobile phone
calling costs in Ireland, taking in Northern Ireland (UK prices) and
the Republic of Ireland, plus details of the first on-line system for
making mobile phone prices transparent to the public, are contained in a new
report published by the Centre for Cross Border Studies with
sponsorship from Irish telecom operator, Eircom.
The report - "The Evolution of Telecom Technologies: Current Trends and
Near-Future Implications" - has been compiled by a research team led by
Professor Fionn Murtagh of Queen's University Belfast and Dr John Keating of
National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Interactive calculator for mobile phone charges, in the Republic of
Ireland and in Northern Ireland, including roaming charges:
A full copy of the report is available online (under "News") at the
Centre for Cross-Border Studies, http://www.qub.ac.uk/ccbs
Further papers describing the online interative cellphone tariffs
calculator are in progress. We hope to extend this work to other
countries and service providers.
Fionn Murtagh, [log in to unmask]
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