Based on an assessment of each option put forward in the Draft Report on Trans-Tasman Roaming, ACCAN has submitted their recommendations.
The Australian and New Zealand governments should take immediate action to reduce roaming costs by implementing price caps with pass through requirements and plan to review the effectiveness of this measure after five years.
The Australian and New Zealand governments should take action to ensure the decrease of roaming prices in the long-term by requiring pricing transparency and enhancing regulators’ powers. We have also suggested an additional measure, the removal of fees to unlock mobile handsets. This will greatly assist Australian and New Zealand consumers access more affordable call, SMS and data services while overseas in any country, not just in the Trans-Tasman market.