Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to lower "connection fee" for price reduction of mobile phone
It is said that the "connection fee" will be lowered in order to lower the calling charges of mobile phones that the MIC will stop high.
In the past, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications launched a policy to regulate "incentive model", which cell phone companies give sales incentives based on telephone fee income to dealers of mobile phone terminals in order to lower mobile phone charges. It seems that we will put the lever further.
Details are as follows.
Asahi.com (Asahi Shimbun): To reduce mobile phone charges Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications revised connection fee calculation - Society
According to the Asahi Shimbun news report, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is going to embark on the reduction of "connection fee" paid when using mobile phone company's line.
"Connection fee" occurs when a call is made to a line of another telephone company, between the case of calling a line of a cellular phone company and the case of calling a line of a fixed telephone company There seems to be a remarkable difference.
According to a specific example given by the Asahi Shimbun, when calling from KDDI to NTT docomo for 3 minutes, 32.4 yen out of the calling fee of 45 yen occurs as "connection fee" paid to NTT DoCoMo, while from KDDI When talking to a fixed telephone (city) of NTT East / West for 3 minutes, "connection fee" payable to NTT East / West is 4.7 yen out of the calling charge of 8 yen, "connection fee" payable to mobile phone company is very It is expensive.
And, in the past, there was no need to announce the calculation method and basis of "connection fee", but it was freely set within the range of "appropriate amount of profit added to reasonable cost", but Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Establishment of a calculation model as the basis for the company is expected to lower the "connection fee" paid to mobile phone companies.
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