BNamericas - Postpaid plans for telephone and inter...

BNamericas – Postpaid plans for telephone and inter…

CRC press release

This is an automatic translation of the original press release published in Spanish

Bogotá DC, Tuesday, September 27, 2022. For the elaboration of this report, the CRC has designed an automatic information capture procedure that has allowed monitoring the behavior of the prices and characteristics of the services offered by each of the mobile service providers . . This procedure simulated a user’s visit to web pages using a data analysis technique known as web scraping.

The information gathered in support of this report was entered daily between March 28, 2020 and December 31, 2021. It started with six (6) service providers, namely: Avantel, Claro, ETB, Movistar Tigo, Virgin Mobile ; then in October 2020, Móvil Éxito was integrated, in March 2021 Buenofon and finally Wom from April 2021, to reach a total of nine (9) operators.

According to the report, in postpaid mode, corresponding to the packages offered by five operators: Claro, Movistar, Tigo, Avantel, ETB and Wom, we find that:

Between March 2020 and December 2021, the total number of packages offered decreased from 61 to 45. This decrease was presented taking into account the fact that voice-only packages (minutes) went from 22 packages to 1 only.

The “All-inclusive (voice, data and SMS) without unlimited data” plans included an average of 22 monthly plans and the “All-inclusive with unlimited data” plans included an average of 10 monthly plans.

Movistar was the first operator to launch packages with unlimited data (June 2020) with prices below 100,000 pesos per month, while Tigo increased the amount of data included by an average of 400%, maintaining the prices of user packages.

Since April 2021, the prices of the packages have converged on values ​​not exceeding $100,000, which include minutes and unlimited SMS and data to be used from the mobile terminal in which the operator’s SIM card is used.

Regarding the minimum prices displayed by each operator, Claro, Tigo and Movistar launched plans in April 2021 with prices below $59,000, which they previously offered.

In December 2021, 6 of the 23 “all-inclusive without unlimited data” plans (equivalent to 26%) offered by four operators (ETB, Movistar, Wom and Tigo) had a data capacity equal to or less than 30 GB and with equal prices at and under $40,000

Regarding the prepaid modality, the operators that offer these plans and that have been analyzed correspond to: Claro, Movistar, Tigo, Avantel, ETB, Wom, Buenofón, Móvil Éxito and Virgin Mobile.

Between March 2020 and July 2021, more than 170 plans were offered, tripling the number of plans offered in postpaid mode.

The most common packages over the 22 months of observation were those that included the provision of minutes, SMS and mobile internet, also called “All inclusive without unlimited data”, which included an average of 80 monthly packages.

Between March 2020 and December 2021, Voice and SMS plans reduced from 18 to one (1). Meanwhile, SMS-only plans (there were 23 plans) were no longer offered.

This modality introduces an additional element that differentiates each of the packages, and that is the maximum consumption period of the capacities purchased in the packages. In December 2021, the durations with the highest number of packages were 30 days (46 packages), 7 days (25 packages) and 1 day (18 packages).

78% (25 plans out of 32) with a data capacity equal to or less than 30 GB and with prices equal to or less than $40,000 concentrate 78% of “all-inclusive without unlimited data” prepaid plans valid for 30 days.

“From CRC we present a new report that allows us to know the evolution of the mobile service offer, where there is evidence of an improvement in the plans between the beginning of 2020 and the end of 2021 thanks to which the users now get more data. capacity and minutes at lower prices. As part of this information standardization process, and thanks to joint work with telecommunications network and service providers, since March 23, 2022, users have had the rate comparator available at https://comparador.crcom which facilitates decision-making. make when hiring a plan or package that suits your needs,” explained Paola Bonilla Castaño, Director General and Commissioner of the CRC.

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