Movistar has been executing various price increases for quite some time, and for 2017 several await us. Now we know that Movistar will raise the call establishment to 25 cents, for the moment in only one of its rates, but we cannot rule out that it will be applied to more. Specifically, the affected party is Vive 13, one of Movistar's mobile rates not associated with other services.
Of course, Vive rates do not represent a priority for Movistar, which focuses on service packages with mobile phones, fixed broadband and television. Vive 13 is the only contracted mobile rate that still has call establishment, since the rest offer minute bonuses. As of January 18, 2017, your monthly fee increases, the data included increases and your call establishment rises to 25 cents.
After the increase in Movistar's fiber optics for next year, it is not surprising that more changes are coming. Specifically, these are the conditions in which Vive 13 will remain:
- The fee increases from 13 euros per month to 15 euros per month.
- Calls are maintained at 0 cents/min, the establishment goes from 20 cents to 25 cents.
- You go from 1 GB of data to 2 GB of data (in both cases, with an extra 1 GB at 15 cents/MB).
Curiously, Movistar's prepaid rates have not yet announced the rise in call establishment, nor have those that are part of Fusión (although most no longer have it). Therefore, we do not know if it is a one-time decision, or that it will be applied to the rest of the services. What is clear is that if Movistar raises call establishments in general, other operators will do the same shortly after.
In any case, most rates on the market today are based on bonus minutes, without call establishment. Movistar has planned several fixed price increases for 2017, so the prospects are not good. Movistar is going to raise the call establishment to 25 cents, for now only at the Vive 13 rate, but it could be an experiment to see the reaction of customers.
What do you think of this news? Does it seem logical to you to raise the call establishment to 25 cents, or do you see this price as exorbitant?