Internet, phone & TV
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has concluded its inquiry into the regulation of mobile terminating access services (MTAS). The ACCC has decided to continue to regulate mobile voice termination services for a further five years, and to regulate SMS termination services for the first time.
To make calls using a mobile phone it must be connected to a mobile phone network. Whenever a call or SMS is made across different networks, the receiving network may charge a fee to carry (or terminate) the call. The ACCC has decided to regulate these fees for SMS services.
Please note that the information on this page is under review and will be updated shortly.
Consumers who use medical and security alarms should check to make sure they will continue to work when they switch to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Medical and security fixed-line alarms
All services that use the traditional copper phone lines (i.e. your home phone and internet services) will be moved across to the NBN as it is rolled out around Australia.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today released its final report into the regulation of fixed line telecommunications services. It has decided to continue regulating wholesale services supplied using Telstra’s copper network for another five years.