SLOVAKS made 4.9 billion minutes worth of calls and sent 1.1 billion texts and 20.9 million multimedia messages in the second half of 2013, the TASR newswire informed on April 3, based on data provided by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RÚ).

The percentage of calls within operators’ own networks has been decreasing. During the second half of 2013 it was 64 percent, while it was as much as 69 percent in the second half of 2012.

The total number of active SIM cards of mobile operators in Slovakia was 6.47 million, of which 5.78 million were used for providing mobile telephone services. Of these, 3.931 million were post-paid and 1.846 million were active pre-paid cards.