Telstra increases mobile phone contract rates
Telstra has announced that it has abandoned plans it had offered for new mobile phone contracts over the last 12 months, choosing instead to introduce a new billing scheme.
The cost of making a call has jumped ten per cent from 90c to 99c a minute, while connection fees have also gone up by 5c.
Because mobile phone calls are billed by the minute, leaving a ten-second voicemail message will now cost consumers $1.39.
With the number of people now running without landlines and just on mobile phones, consumers are likely to be spending much more on calls than has previously been the case.
A spokeswoman for Telstra said the amount of time Australians spent on mobile phones has increased by more than 40 per cent since just mid-2010.
"Our call rates are competitive while allowing us to maintain an appropriate level of investment in our network," the spokeswoman added.
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