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Telecom New Zealand hikes line rentals, directory enquiries from mobiles
Posted on 15-Jan-2007 10:49 by Juha. | Tags Filed under: News.


Telecom New Zealand said today that monthly line rentals will go up by between $1.00 and $1.85 for all plans from March this year. The increase is due to "unavoidable cost increases across many areas of business", explained Telecom's General Manager of Consumer Marketing, Kevin Bowler.

While line rentals go up, Bowler says Telecom is committed to reducing the actual price of calling. He says the cost of calling with Telecom has gone down, with national calls costing 16 per cent less and international calls being 28 per cent cheaper than they were three years ago.

Directory enquiries through 018 from mobile phones jump in price by 50 per cent to 75; 018 calls from landlines however remain at 50 each.

Under its agreement with the government, Telecom is allowed to increase line rentals with the rate of inflation without having to present further justification. Line rentals are lower in Wellington and Christchurch due to Telecom facing competition for residential phone service in those areas. In other parts of the country without competition, residential phone service costs substantially more.




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