Telecoms watchdog says Swisscom overcharged rivals

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Switzerland’s Swisscom telecommunications is seen at an office building in Zurich, Switzerland November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has retroactively cut some regulated prices that Swisscom charges rivals, the agency said on Tuesday after concluding that some of its prices were too high. “Responding to requests from Sunrise and Salt, the Federal Communications Commission has reviewed the prices charged for the regulated telecoms services offered by Swisscom. In many cases, these prices have been reduced with retroactive…

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Millions overcharged for mobile contracts

Image copyright Reuters About four million people have been charged for mobile phones they already own, spending £500m extra on contracts, according to Citizens Advice. Three of Britain’s biggest mobile networks, EE, Three and Vodafone, continue to charge for handsets even after the cost has been paid off. Many customers have no idea they are being charged for phones after their contracts have ended. The practice is “unacceptable”, said Citizens Advice boss Gillian Guy. “We need action,” she said. “Other companies have already stopped doing this so we’re looking for…

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