Where is the most expensive use of cellphone? … In mexico

The fact that the telephone charges (both landline and cellphones) in Mexico are very expensive is nothing new:

“Telmex, Mexico’s dominant and near-monopoly telephone operator has a very tight grip on the Mexican communications market, despite the opening up of its communications network to competition; a pre-requisite of Mexico’s entry to the WTO (World Trade Organization).
As a result, telephone charges are still high by American and European standards, and relative to local earnings — extremely high”.
[from http://www.mexperience.com/guide/essentials/comms.htm]

And clear proof is the highest cost of sending sms message from Skype. While the whole world rates vary between US$ 0.047 and 0.235 (excl. VAT), the rate for Mexico is … US$ 0.312 [from http://www.skype.com/intl/en/prices/smsrates/?currency=USD]

No surprise that Carlos Slim (Telcel and Telmex CEO) is possibly the world richest man….

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