According to Section 5(3) and Section 44 of Act No. 127/2005 Coll. on electronic communications and amending certain related acts (the Electronic Communications Act), CTU must protect the interests of users. One of the tools used to achieve it is allowing users to simply and clearly compare the prices of electronic communication services and allowing them to choose the most suitable service.
Behaviour of service users is crucial for the existence of healthy competitive environment in retail electronic communications markets. Active users searching and comparing prices and conditions of services among operators, may find better communications services provider. It has also a positive impact on the competition (operators’ activity) on the whole market. Other users benefit from the comparison of active users, because it leads to increased competition in the affected markets. Another users can also benefit from advices of active users without needing to use price calculators.
A price calculator is a useful tool in achieving this aim, choosing the most suitable offers of services for users based on the data entered by specific users.
Until 2020, CTU awarded accreditation, and with it a logo, to price calculators which successfully pass the accreditation process. As part of this process, CTU and an independent technical auditor checked the proper functioning of a calculator, meaning its accessibility, the accuracy of calculation and up-to-dateness, comprehensiveness, transparency and independence. Since 2021, CTU has been operating its own comparison tool on price and quality of electronic communications services and no longer awards new accreditations.
Accredited price calculators
Accredited by CTU:
The services compared by individual calculators:
- Tarifomat – tariffs and prepaid cards for mobile telephone services and mobile Internet access
Click on the logos to go to the relevant price calculator sites.
- Note: the price calculator at https://www.uspory.cz/ has not been certified by CTU.