CommComm hints at cut in TFL’s retail telecom rates

1 Dec 2011

Consumers in Fiji could soon benefit from a reduction in their phone bills, following a strong hint from the chair of the Commerce Commission (CommComm), Dr Mahendra Reddy, that an announcement is pending on a cut in Telecom Fiji Limited’s (TFL’s) retail rates. ‘We looking forward to an announcement by the telecom sector for reducing retail telecom rate and I think they were waiting for the budget because in budget there is some implication on them – there is a 1% levy on all voice calls – after they do their own analysis they going to make some announcement but we looking forward to a reduction in retail rates,’ Reddy said. CommComm notes that despite the 1% levy, which is due to take effect next year, the planned cut is imminent.

In the meantime, TFL has introduced a 50% cut in its off-peak national call rates for the coming festive period. As a result of the promotion, TFL post-paid residential customers will pay FJD0.08 per minute for any national calls made between 8pm and 6am daily.



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