Tag Archives: NBN

Payphones are now free phones

Telstra announced earlier this month that charges no longer apply to local or national calls to a fixed line or Australian mobile number from payphones.  This means that anyone can now use one of the 15,000 payphones still remaining across … Continue reading

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Landlines Petition

  Please consider signing this URGENT petition imploring the Government to keep landlines in rural areas! The Productivity Commission is currently undertaking an inquiry into the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation. Draft recommendation 9.1 calls for the Australian Government to phase … Continue reading

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Telstra’s obligation to provide landlines may be given the flick

The Productivity Commission’s draft report on the future direction of Telstra’s “Universal Service Obligation” has recommended scrapping Australians’ right to landlines. The Commission argues that the cost of providing landlines will no longer be justified following the completion of the … Continue reading

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