Despite the fact that the most attractive prepaid rates are offered to those who commit to spending around 10 euros, all operators also have a default pay-as-you-go rate that allows you to talk and browse (if you have a balance) when the minutes and MB of your rate have expired, either because you have used them up, or because you decide not to renew your monthly rate.
Talking will be 138% more expensive and browsing will be five times as expensive
Yoigo is going to modify the conditions for its prepaid card customers from Decembre 19th from 2022, raising the price that is applied when you exceed the data or minutes included in your rate or when you do not pay the monthly fee. The new prices are as follows:
- Talking goes from 6 cents per minute and 20 cents per establishment to 22 cents per minute and 39.9 cents per establishmentwhich implies that the first minute of the call becomes 138% more expensive, and the rest of the minutes almost multiplies the price by four.
Browsing goes from 3.6 cents/MB to 22 cents/MBIn other words, browsing without a data bonus will be five times more expensive.
The effect of the measure can be doubly positive for Yoigo, since either users will pay much more if they use the default rate, or users will be more motivated to renew the monthly feesince, for example, with 5 calls of a minute and about 20 MB of consumption at a pay-per-use price, we would already be paying the 10 euros that the cheapest monthly rates cost, with unlimited minutes and up to 20 GB.
Although if what it is about is to encourage the renewal of rates every month, advantages such as the accumulation of unconsumed gigabytes offered by Vodafone and Orange, may be more effective.
At the moment, it is a price increase that in practice will not affect too many users, but it is striking because it is one of the first widespread price increases applied by the MásMóvil Group to former customers. Over time we will see if the rise stays there, or in the end MásMóvil ends up adopting the more for more model that Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have championed over the last five years.