Mobile calls

Mobile phone calls with the three main operators in Portugal will be more expensive from this week.

Vodafone, TMN and Optimus are increasing the cost of calls by 2.5 per cent, which is more than inflation for this year, put at 1.2 per cent by the Portuguese government.

TMN introduced the new charges on Sunday, March 1, while the Optimus and Vodafone networks were due to implement the new pricing structure yesterday (Thursday).

The cost of mobile phone calls through virtual operators Zon Mobile and Phone-ix remain unchanged.