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Cheap international phone card seller under fire from Ofcom

Sat 24 Apr, 2010 // Firstnumber Team

Lycatel – one of the UK's market leaders in pre-paid international phone cards – is in the process of being investigated by Telecoms watchdog Ofcom.

Ofcom began its investigations into the company following complaints from customers who felt they had been cheated whilst using Lycatel's products.

If Lycatel is found guilty of misleading customers or breaking any consumer related law, it could face a fine that extends tens of millions of pounds.

Despite Ofcom's investigations into potentially unfair practices, Lycatel has remained bullish with projected takings of $1 billion this year alone.

Cheap international calls is a growing industry with Lycatel along handling 1.6 billion minutes worth of voice calls per moth alone.

In a statement from Lycatel quoted in the Guardian, the company's chairman Subaskaran Allirajah said they had “consistently provided its customers with great quality international calling at competitive prices” and has fully pledged to co-operate with Ofcom's investigation.

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