The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Telephone and Telefax Services (08.3)" is a classification of services that includes installation and subscription costs of personal telephone equipment; 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; telegraphy, telex, and telefax services; information transmission services; internet connection services; hire of telephones, telefax machines, telephone answering-machines and telephone loudspeakers; and radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, and radiotelex services.
Telephone and Telefax Services (08.3) excludes telefax and telephone answering facilities provided by personal computers (09.1.3).
The category, Telephone and Telefax Services (08.3), is a subcategory of the Communications (07) and of Telephone and Telefax Equipment and Services (08.2/3) categories.
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