FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN LATEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS NATIONAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

Sydney, 2 February 2017 – The latest Telecommunications Customer Satisfaction Survey has revealed further improvements in four key satisfaction metrics, including overall satisfaction, the ease of understanding bills, product satisfaction and the ease of contacting service providers, Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said today.

The quarterly national survey, carried out for Communications Alliance by Roy Morgan Research, shows an equal record high in the percentage of customers satisfied, very satisfied or neutral about the service they receive – a figure of 85%, compared to 82% in the previous quarter and 80% in the first poll conducted at the beginning of 2013.

The survey, covering the period October-December 2016, is the thirteenth wave in an ongoing quarterly series designed to measure the overall experience of Australian telco customers – particularly in relation to key customer ‘touch points’ covered by the revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code 2015.

The Wave 13 survey results show a slight improvement in customer satisfaction with the ease of contacting their service provider – 76% of customers were satisfied/neutral, compared to 75% in the previous quarter and 71% at the time of the first survey.

There was also a modest improvement in satisfaction around the ease of understanding bills - 84% of respondents satisfied/neutral, up from 82% in the previous quarter and in the first wave survey.

Satisfaction with complaint handling remained at 66% satisfied/neutral – consistent with the previous quarter and the first wave survey.

The full survey results are available here.

ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE
Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body  in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the  communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet  service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to  provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead  it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and  services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of  consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about  Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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