The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services(08.2/3)" is a classification of services that includes purchases of telephones, radio-telephones, telefax machines, telephone-answering machines, and telephone loudspeakers; repair of such equipment (08.2.0), installation and subscription costs of personal telephone equipment (08.3.0), telephone calls from a private line or from a public line (public telephone box, post office cabin, etc.), telephone calls from hotels, cafés, restaurants, and the like (08.3.0), telegraphy, telex and telefax services (08.3.0), information transmission services; internet connection services (08.3.0), hire of telephones, telefax machines, telephone answering-machines, and telephone loudspeakers (08.3.0), and radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, and radiotelex services.
Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services (08.2/3) excludes telefax and telephone answering facilities provided by personal computers (09.1.3).
Member States able to separate Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services (08.2/3.0) into goods or services, Telephone and Telefax Equipment (08.2.0) or Telephone and Telefax Services (08.3.0), shall produce Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Telephone and Telefax Services indices as well as the combined index, Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services (08.2/3.0).
The category, Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services (08.2/3), contains Telephone and Telefax Equipment (08.2) and Telephone and Telefax Services (08.3).
This category is a subcategory of Communications (08) category.
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