Swedish group Ikea will launch fixed, mobile telephony and internet services on the Spanish market in the coming weeks. The services will be launched in partnership with Telefonica, British Telecom and Vodafone, local newspaper El Economista reports. Leveraging Vodafone Spain's mobile network, Ikea will launch a MVNO service, under the Ventaja Movil (Mobile Advantage) brand name. For EUR 10 per month, Ventaja Movil customers will receive free mobile calls, with no call set-up fee, within the operator's network. National calls to other mobile operator's networks will be charged EUR 0.10 per minute, plus the call set-up fee of EUR 0.15. Additionally, Ikea will offer discounted prices on mobile phone purchases for customers who choose to port their mobile numbers to Ventaja Movil. The offer includes the Samsung J400, Samsung E250, and the Nokia 2630, 2760 and 5200 phone models. Ventaja Movil ported customers will also be able to acquire the Samsung i600 and HTC S620 for EUR 195 and EUR 180, respectively. Ikea has partnered Telefonica to offer ADSL data services. For a price ranging between EUR 36.95 and EUR 38.95, the service is expected to enable speeds of 1 to 3 Mbps for download and 320 Kbps for upload. The package also includes free minutes for national calls to fixed numbers. Ikea will also offer wireless broadband services via USB modem from British Telecom. For a monthly fee of EUR 35, the service will include 1.5 GB for mobile. Customers will be able to acquire Ventaja Movil SIM cards as well as subscribe to Ikea's telephony or data services at Ikea stores across the country.

(via telecompaper)

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