Telecom charges higher than other countries - commission
12:34PM Friday September 07, 2007

Telecom has come out badly in the Commerce Commission's latest comparison of phone costs in New Zealand compared with other developed countries.

The Commerce Commission ranks Telecom near the bottom of the pile for every type of customer.

On one measure - the FLEXI Anytime call plan for medium users of mobile phones - Telecom is 30th out of 30; the most expensive in the OECD group of developed nations.

Telecom's "Mates Rates" prepaid plan, which is sold to people who make very little use of their mobiles, comes out at almost double the average cost of similar plans elsewhere.

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