SMS prices in Malta

If one views Vodafone and Go Mobile's websites, one finds that after January 1, 2008 SMS messages will be charged at €0.05. These are currently charged at 2c.

If Lm1 is equivalent to €2.33, then it stands that 50 SMS should also cost €2.33. Yet, one finds that as from January 1, these will cost €2.50. This is an increase in price of seven per cent just because of the euro changeover. With about 40 million SMS being sent on a monthly basis, this adds up to an extra €1.6 million in revenue to the two mobile providers.

Is this FAIR?

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