Marketing of alternative services to consumers during copper and PSTN withdrawal
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With New Zealand transitioning away from copper-based services, including those delivered by Spark’s public switched telephone network (PSTN), consumers will be required to switch to alternative access technologies such as fibre, hybrid fibre-coaxial cable, wireless broadband and mobile, in order to retain a telecommunications service.
Retail service providers (RSPs) are responding by offering new and expanded services, each with different capabilities, specifications and expected performance, as they seek to retain existing customers and attract new ones.
We have been made aware through complaints, communication with consumer groups and letters from several providers, that some of the information being provided to consumers facing this switching decision may be incomplete, confusing or potentially misleading.
We have published an open letter that proposes outcomes we think are necessary now to ensure that consumers receive the level of retail service quality (RSQ) they demand and our views on how RSPs should deliver these outcomes as soon as possible for consumers.
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