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ROMANIAN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CLIENTSâ€(tm) CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOUR WITHIN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC-FINANCIAL CRISIS

Nicu Marcu () and Georgeta-Madalina Meghisan ()

Annals of Faculty of Economics, 2012, vol. 1, issue 1, 1166-1171

Abstract: The paper will analyze the consumption behaviour of the Orange mobile telephony companyâ€(tm)s clients towards its servicesâ€(tm) characteristics within the current economic financial crisis, taking into consideration the following elements: the low tariffs (for calls/ subscriptions/ other services), the quality of calls/ of sound, the network coverage within the territory, the companyâ€(tm)s reputation, the negotiated offer, the quality and availability of the customer care service, the diversity of the auxiliary services, the range and prices of the mobile telephones, the costs that pay those who make calls towards this network, the loyalty programs, the usage of a last generation technology, the friends have subscriptions in the same network and the promotional offers. For a thorough research we will divide the operatorâ€(tm)s clients into natural persons clients and legal persons clients, each group having its specificities. The data gathering method was the questionnaire sent by post office to all the Orange Romania branches (a total of 225 branches). We received a number of 64 responses, what means a responses rate of 28.4%, which were analyzed using the SPSS informatics program focusing on the correlation analysis and factor analysis. The main results emphasize the fact that the fight to attract clients becomes more and more powerful. The very competitive market leads to the growth of the importance of the price in choosing a provider. The operatorsâ€(tm) short term gains from the clients that prefer low prices represent a long term risk of image. Choosing some services packages is sometimes very difficult due to the complexity of the offer. The clients expect the service to work, be simple and easy to use. They want to benefit from rapid and efficient assistance if errors occur and the operator respects the clauses of the contract. The results obtained through this study, allowed us to make an opinion on the perspective that the operators have on the mobile telecommunications market from Romania. The authorsâ€(tm) contribution consist in making a research in a specialised field covering both the natural persons clients and the legal persons clients of the mobile telephony operators from Romania.

Keywords: consumer behaviour; mobile telecommunications industry; economic-financial crisis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M31 G01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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