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Another Step Forward for Drop the Rate, Mate

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 5:16 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

Communications and IT Minister Steven Joyce's landmark decision to accept the Commerce Commission's recommendation to regulate mobile termination rates will benefit every New Zealander who uses a mobile phone says the Drop the Rate, Mate! campaign. More >>

Historic Day for Consumers

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 4:26 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

The members of the Drop the Rate, Mate! campaign are celebrating an historic win for consumers, as the Commerce Commission delivers its recommendation to regulate mobile termination rates to the Minister. More >>

Campaigners Welcome Commerce Commission Decision

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 1:13 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

The members of the Drop the Rate, Mate! campaign are thrilled with the draft report released today by the Commerce Commission, which recommends the Government regulate mobile termination rates. Campaign spokesperson Suzanne Chetwin says that the decision ... More >>

Drop the Rate Campaign Welcomes Minister's Request

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 11:25 am | Drop the Rate Mate

Drop the Rate, Mate! has praised Communications and IT Minister Steven Joyce's request that the Commerce Commission reconsider its recommendation on the regulation of mobile termination rates. More >>

Two Commerce Commission Members Do an About-Face

Monday, 22 February 2010, 4:28 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

Two members of the Commerce Commission have done an about-face, after repeated voluntary undertakings from the big telcos - while another, Anita Mazzoleni, has sided with consumers, the Drop the Rate, Mate! campaign said today. More >>

Vodafone Misleading Over Termination Rates

Thursday, 3 December 2009, 11:48 am | Drop the Rate Mate

Vodafone has been distributing misleading information on mobile termination rates (MTRs) through its retail network. The material, obtained from Vodafone’s Queen Street store in Auckland, carries an article written by Vodafone’s External Communications ... More >>

Kiwis Demand Lower Mobile Termination Rates

Monday, 2 November 2009, 1:44 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

Kiwis continue to demand lower mobile termination rates with eighty-four percent of New Zealanders now saying that Telecom and Vodafone are ripping them off, according to Drop the Rate, Mate's second round of opinion polling released today. The same ... More >>

"Cut Rates Now" Says Mobile Phone Campaign

Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 9:45 am | Drop the Rate Mate

There should be no more opportunities for telecommunications companies to delay proper competition in the mobile and land lines markets, Drop the Rate, Mate! has told the Commerce Commission. More >>

Drop the Rate, Mate! Welcomes Decision Process

Thursday, 17 September 2009, 11:30 am | Drop the Rate Mate

Drop the Rate, Mate! has welcomed Communication and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce’s announcement last week that he will not accept commercial offers on mobile termination rates from Vodafone and Telecom, and will instead wait for ... More >>

Telecom And Vodafone Responses “Laughable”

Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 1:39 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

Telecom and Vodafone stand accused of making laughable claims about the market effects of cutting mobile termination rates (MTRs) in response to yesterday’s highly successful launch of Drop the Rate, Mate! A spokesman for Drop the Rate, Mate!, Matthew Hooton, ... More >>

Drop the Rate, Mate! Campaign Launch

Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 9:47 am | Drop the Rate Mate

The issue today is mobile termination rates. We have eight organisations here today – representing hundreds of thousands of farmers, students, workers, Maori and all consumers – who are sick of Kiwis being ripped off when they use their phones. ... More >>

Campaign Launched Against Telecom/Vodafone Rip Off

Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 9:34 am | Drop the Rate Mate

Kiwis now have the chance to express their opposition to Telecom and Vodafone’s rip-off charges with the launch of a new campaign against their excessively high mobile termination rates (MTRs) The campaign is called “Drop the Rate, Mate!” ... More >>

81% Of Kiwis Say Drop The Rate, Mate!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 9:30 am | Drop the Rate Mate

Eighty-one percent of Kiwis know they’re being ripped off by Telecom and Vodafone. That’s the key finding from an independent quantitative study by Curia Market Research Ltd, commissioned by Drop the Rate, Mate! and published today. The same study shows ... More >>

Campaign Against Telecom And Vodafone Rip Offs

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 4:23 pm | Drop the Rate Mate

Kiwis now have the chance to express their opposition to Telecom and Vodafone’s rip-off charges with the launch of a new campaign against their excessively high mobile termination rates (MTRs) More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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