Cheap mobile phones could be at odds with law

The consumer protection law that took effect July 1 could ban a common marketing practice used by telecom operators, the Sme daily reported on July 11.

The law bans making the purchase of one item conditional on buying another item. This could apply to telecom operators that tie the offer of subsidized mobile phones to 18 months or two years of post-paid services, the newspaper wrote.

However, operators ignore this opinion and continue to sell cheap mobile phones together with post-paid services. According to their interpretation of the law, it is enough it they offer subsidized mobile phones in a non-subsidized version that is not bound to post-paid services.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Grandson turns his blue-haired grandma into an Instagram sensation

President Zuzana Čaputová is one of her nearly 13,000 followers.

Photographer Marek Pupák takes pictures of his grandmother. He also created the blue.grandma profile on Instagram, where he posts the photos of her.

Roundup: Shoe boxes turn into Christmas gift boxes to cheer up lonely older people

People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6.

The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.