India has ‘cheapest mobile data packs than UK’


Asian countries make up half of the top 20 cheapest markets, with only Taiwan, China, and South Korea charging more than the global average (Photo: NHAC NGUYEN/AFP/Getty Images).
Asian countries make up half of the top 20 cheapest markets, with only Taiwan, China, and South Korea charging more than the global average (Photo: NHAC NGUYEN/AFP/Getty Images).

MOBILE PHONE users in India pay less for the data they use when compared to the UK, which has some of the most expensive prices in Europe, a report said .  

The research, from price comparison site Cable.co.uk, said that mobile users in India can have one gigabyte (GB) data at just £0.20, while in the UK it costs £5.06.

The latest report,out today (5), compared mobile data pricing in 230 countries; the UK has been ranked 136th  in the list. 

The global average was £6.48 for one GB data.  

Cable’s telecoms analyst Dan Howdle said: “Despite a healthy UK marketplace, our study has uncovered that EU nations such as Finland, Poland, Denmark, Italy, Austria and France pay a fraction of what we pay in the UK for similar data usage. It will be interesting to see how our position is affected post-Brexit.”

Asian countries make up half of the top 20 cheapest markets, with only Taiwan, China, and South Korea charging more than the global average. 

India tops the list of countries which offer mobile data packages at cheaper rates. Customers in India just pay £0.20 for one GB data pack followed by Kyrgyzstan (£0.21), Kazakstan (£0.37), Ukraine (£0.39), and Rwanda (£0.43). 

There were 15 nations in the western Europe which had cheaper prices when compared to the UK. Finland is the cheapest country in western Europe where customers pay an average price of £0.88 for one GB. 

Among the most expensive countries Zimbabwe tops the list where mobile users pay an average price of £57.15 for one GB.  

In the US, users are charged an average of £9.40 for a gigabyte. 

The latest report looked at SIM-only deals and included a range of packages from all the service providers in each country.