Due to the current high inflation rates, consumers are paying more attention to their budgets.

Moreover, some operators also reflect the rise in inflation in their prices.

Therefore, regularly comparing tariffs in a far from uniform telecommunications market is more useful than ever to save money, regardless of the household budget. Several telecommunications offers have recently been adapted regarding the data volume included in their plan.

Carrying out a tariff comparison helps consumers see which services best suit their real needs.

This eighth edition of the national price benchmarking shows once again that this approach pays off. In order to make the objective more concrete, the BIPT has chosen a method based on the consumers’ needs. These needs are represented by 10 households with sufficiently differentiated profiles to draw a broad and varied picture of the market.

The BIPT considered all the plans included in the tariff simulator www.besttariff.be.

The telecom solutions taken into account to satisfy the needs associated with each profile may include:

  • a standalone service
  • a bundle (2P, 3P, 4P) with one or several mobile subscription(s)
  • a “tailor-made” solution combining several standalone services by the same operator or a “mixed” solution combining providers, i.e. picking a different operator for the fixed needs (Internet, TV, fixed telephony) and the mobile needs, for instance.

The monthly cost of the plans include the cost of the plan as well as the cost of the add-ons and/or out-of-bundle costs and the activation and/or installation costs depreciated over a period of 3 years.

Given their temporary nature, promotions have not been taken into account in this eighth edition. 

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