7/21/2009 11:32:00 AM
The Post Office joins the Terminate the Rate campaign
The Post Office is the latest to join 3 and BT’s Terminate the Rate campaign in an effort to rally Ofcom to reduce the cost of mobile termination rates to a penny or less.
The charge to call a mobile from a landline has been branded as one of Britain’s ‘secret taxes’ by members of the Terminate the Rate campaign.
Mobile termination rates (MTRs) account for up to 80% of the price per minute of a landline or from a mobile phone on a different network, according to the leaders of the campaign, 3 and BT.
The campaign was launched in May, its members include (amongst others); 3, BT, Age Concern and Help the Aged, Communication Management Associate (CMA), Federation of small businesses (FSB), the Moneysupermarket.com and now the Post Office which is one of the top six fixed line providers in the UK
The Post Office's, head of telephony, Martin Moran, said: ‘Value for money and transparency of charges to customers are at the heart of Post Office telephony services which is why we are supporting this campaign to reduce the cost of Mobile Termination Rates, so that we can pass on these savings to our customers.’