Are you paying the Telstra tax?

There’s a reason why Telstra charges higher prices. Because it can.

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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