Cheaper handsets, higher bills under GST
The start of the GST will bring both price increases and decreases for customers. Most telcos will up mobile airtime and contract prices by 10 per cent. However, according to Telstra the cost of mobile phone handsets will decrease by around $40-$60 due to the abolition of the Wholesale Sales Tax (WST).
‘Mobile carriers figure GST', Wires, Communications Day, 29/06/00, pp1-2.