06/29/2010 

Cellular Prices and Rates

 

This page: Cell Phone's structure and rates: local calls (VC1) and long distance calls (VC2 and VC3). Interconnection Rates (VU-M).


 

Local Calls (VC1)

 

Cell phones: local or register areas, are difined by natinal codes ( DDD)

 

It is considered local and will pay value of Communication 1 (VC1) the telephone calls that are in the same local area (same DDD). This calls could be:

 

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When the cellular is out of local area where it is registered ( area register) it is necessary to pay an additional call ( AD)

 

Ucel

(in portuguese)

 

VC1 has the value defined per minute and charged in units of 6 seconds. It is only charged those ones with duration up to 3 seconds. Calls with 3 to 30 seconds are charged as 30 seconds (initial tariff time).

 

VC1 values are difined in many services plans offered by operators. There are two kinds of service plan: Pre-paid and pos-paid.

 

 

VC1 originated cellular calls prices are free, according to the competition betweeen operators. The same thing don't happen with VC1 originated fixed telephone calls whose values follow Anatel's readjustment.

 

 

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Consult Anatel (portuguese): Basic Plans of Cellular Operators

 

National Codes ( DDD)

 

 

Long Distance Calls ( VC2 and VC3)

 

It is consider Long Distance the telephone calls placed in different local areas.

 

VC2:

if the first DDD digit of both telephones are iqual and the second different.

VC3:

if the first DDD digit of both telephones are different

International to other countries

 

In Long Distance Calls is necessary to use the Operator Selection Code (CSP), Consult CSP Cellular Guide.( in portuguese)

 

Ucel

(in portuguese)

 

 

The user can choose the operator to long distance calls, so, the prices of these calls is defined by the Market. As reference, Anatel available

a comparison value system considering just the basic operators plan in : SIPT (in portuguese)

 

 

Fixed calls VC-2 and VC-3 -> Mobile

 

The concessionaires: Telemar, Brasil telecom, Telefonica, CTBC, Sercomtel and Embratel have the following maximum values of VC2 and VC3 ( without taxes) to Long Distance calls originated from concession area, homologated by Anatel in July/ 2007.

 

 

VC-2
Normal
Reduced
Telemar (Oi)
1.10268
0.77187
BrT
1.10976
0.77683
Telefonica
1.10976
0.77683
CTBC
1.11032
0.77722
Sercomtel
1.11101
0.77771

 

 

VC-3 Normal Reduced
Telemar (Oi)
1.25464
0.87824
BrT
1.26269
0.88388
Telefonica
1.26269
0.88388
CTBC
1.26334
0.88433
Sercomtel
1.26410
0.88487

 

Embratel's values were authorized by Anatel on 06/22/10 for all operators, except for Tim and CTBC cellular.

 

without taxes
Normal
Reduced
VC-2*
1.11719
0.78203
VC-3*
1.27115
0.88980

 

 

Interconnection (VU-M)

 

The remuneration value of SMP network use- VU-M remunerates a SMP operator, per unit time, by it network use. VU-M is agreed through a free negotiation between operators. Readjustment deadline is february. In 2006 operators of fixed and cellular telephony didn't decide the readjustment price. In 06/10/06 Anatel published a new regulation with the following modifications:

  • It established that: will have interconnection independently of the volume of changed traffic between Operators (Full Billing) finishing with billing based in unbalancing traffic (45% - 55%) between cellular operators.
  • Extended to VU-M discounting in reduced hour. Cellular Operators will have to give to fixed telephony concessionaires the same discounting of 30% in the VU-M granted to the consumer in the SMP destined calls, in the hours of reduced rate.
  • Established to Anatel: to fix a Reference value to VU-M (RVU-M) that will be used until the Operators of fixed and cellular telephony get at an agreement.

Anatel increased from R$0.10 to R$ 0.16, the value paid to mobile operators for long distance calls from cell phones.

 

In July 2007, mobile and fixed operators reached an agreement to give to mobile operators 68.5% of the tariff charged from user for call fixed-mobile. By this, VUM was readjusted for one year.

 

In Jan/2010, Anatel, through a comission defined the values for VU-M to be paid by Oi to mobile operators.

 

VU-M (R$)
Vivo
Claro
Tim
Region I
0.43745
0.41154
0.41956
Region II
0.41398
0.41243
0.41305
Region III
0.38934
0.43780
0.41898

 

 

Res. 480 from 08/14/07

  • From 2010 Anatel will decide, based on FAC model, the reference value of VU-M (RVU-M) of SMP Provider belong to PMS holding Group in the offer of interconnection in mobile network.
  • On 10/31/07 the first date of presentation of the Document of Separation Allocation Accounts (DSAC), to SMP Providers which could be part of PMS holding Groups in the offer of interconnection in mobile network; or Group that have STFC (Fixed) Concessionaire.

 

 

 

GVT pays less VU-M

 

Based in the decision announced in Oct/07 by the 4ª Vara da Justiça Federal of Brasília, GVT started to pay R$0.2899 per minute, this value is almost 30% less than the one paid for the cellular operators that is about R$0.40. GVT will pay de difference.

 

VC-2 and VC-3 for calls from Fixed -> Mobile (Values charged until Jul/08)

 

VC-2
Normal
Reduced
Telemar (Oi)
1.07302
0.75111
BrT
1.07732
0.75412
Telefonica
1.07732
0.75412
CTBC
1.07787
0.75450
Sercomtel
1.07853
0.75497

 

 

VC-3 Normal Reduced
Telemar (Oi) 1.22089 0.85462
BrT 1.22578 0.85804
Telefonica 1.22578 0.85804
CTBC 1.22641 0.85848
Sercomtel 1.22715 0.859

 

 

Anatel

(in portuguese)

SMP Network Service Regulation

VU-M Values

 

 

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