Are you paying the Telstra tax?

Yesterday, the Centre for International Economics announced Telstra (ASX: TLS) customers were paying a ‘Telstra tax’ simply for using its services. According to the report, customers collectively pay $3.1bn more every year for fixed line and mobile services than if they used Telstra’s competitors.The report was helpfully commissioned by Vodafone Hutchison Australia. It has paid the piper and, presumably, called the tune.But the fact a competitor needs to publicise that a larger company is fleecing customers is telling. While most of us know Telstra is the most expensive telecommunications provider, many of us stick with the company anyway.A quick survey of...

Yesterday, the Centre for International Economics announced Telstra (ASX: TLS) customers were paying a ‘Telstra tax’ simply for using its services. According to the report, customers collectively pay $3.1bn more every year for fixed line and mobile services than if they used Telstra’s competitors.

The report was helpfully commissioned by Vodafone Hutchison Australia. It has paid the piper and, presumably, called the tune.

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