So New Zealand is a third world basket case in regards to mobile pricing and will continue to be so until prices are bought into line with other markets.
Again, the commission's report picks up on this theme, noting:
"Mobile voice traffic per subscriber in New Zealand still remains amongst the lowest in the world with New Zealanders making an average of 79 minutes of voice calls per month compared to 120 in Australia and 198 in the UK."
Indeed, New Zealand is near the bottom of the heap, along with the impoverished nations of Tanzania, Lesotho and Azerbaijan - indicating that all thought they've got cheaper, voice plans are still too expensive, disuading Kiwis from calling on their mobiles as much as those in other developed countries.
New Zealand is also one of a handful of countries that have free local calling inclused with a line rental, something that has been acknowledged as being a contributor to this.
In Australia or the UK for example it can be cheaper to use your mobile to call your friend on a landline than to use your own landline phone.