sbiddle: They originally matched TCL street by street and then cut their prices for the whole region but don't any longer. The standard price in Wgtn or Chch is $36 per month with Telecom vs $32.95 with TCL. 

And yet in Auckland, the standard Home Line rental will soon go up to about $45 (currently $42.40 until March I think).

Why should it be more than Wgtn or ChCh, you may well ask???

Probably has something to do with the lack of any competition... Frown