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Type of case:

Unfair manipulation of consumer choice

Undertaking(s) concerned:

Invitel Telecommunications Service Provider Plc.

Short description:

The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established in its decision issued on a trial held on 20 June 2006, that Invitel Telecommunications Service Provider Plc. provided information capable of deceiving consumers during its action with the involvement of agents, the object of which was to attract customers. The information in question was about relevant aspects of how to choose service providers as about the forms of the selection of service providers providing carrier-services, the monthly fees to pay and about the legal due of consumers to terminate their contract.


The Competition Council fined Invitel HUF 30 million (ca. EUR 113,000).


Budapest, 20 June 2006

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