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Govt aims to end overseas bill shock

Stephanie McDonald | July 5, 2013
The standard will be phased in from 27 September for Telstra, Optus and Vodafone customers.

The Australian and New Zealand governments recently announced they would team up to investigate the high cost of mobile roaming charges between the two countries to help bring prices down.

The Trans-Tasman Roaming report, prepared by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation, found wholesale margins were 300 per cent and retail margins are more than 90 per cent. This compared to typical margins of 10 to 20 per cent.


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