The petition held by the “Terminate the Rate” group, supported by mobile network 3, has today been handed on to telecommunications controller Ofcom.
The petition was signed by a total of 114,259 people (according to BBC News) and was used to help knock down the cost of the MTR (mobile termination rate).
Ofcom has been complained at many times in the past as many believe MTRs cost much more than they need to. Ofcom has said it will lower the cost of the rate in time, but many believe (myself included) that they are still ridiculously high.
With any luck, the new campaign will force Ofcom to do something about this exaggerated cost and will result in lower call costs to other mobile networks. It’s about time!!