Here in New Zealand many of us feel we are being ripped off by our local telco for its charges to call a mobile phone from a landline.
I am hoping to get some comparsions from other countries so I can write a letter to our telecoms regulator / commission.
The price to call a mobile phone from a landline phone has been the same since mobile phones first came out in the late 80's !
I would like you to list the cost of a land line per month and the normal peak time charge to call a mobile phone. Please mention what country you are in and the name of your telco. Please use your own local currency and I will convert it into US dollars in chart format so that we can all compare easily.
Here in New Zealand our monthly landline rental gives users unlimited free local (ie in our own city) telephone calls which I think is a little unusual. I understand that most telcos charge for all calls, that is local (in your city), National tolls (ie to elsewhere in your own country, and International (ie tolls to other countries).
Here is my listing
New Zealand. Telecom Rental NZ$ 51.24 To call mobile .79 cents
I would like a few listings from the US, UK, Europe and Asia.