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Enabling prompt, independent resolution of telecommunications disputes

What it is

The Telecommunication Dispute Resolution (TDR) Scheme is a regime for the management of telecommunications-related customer complaints.


The purpose of the Scheme is to:

  • Provide prompt, independent resolution of disputes.
  • Encourage Scheme members to effectively resolve complaints themselves.
  • Educate the industry about systemic issues arising from disputes.

Who it applies to

  • TCF Members
  • Non-TCF Members who are telecommunications Service Providers and choose to become a member of the Scheme. Service providers do not need to be a member of the TCF to be a member of the Scheme.

Who it affects

Customers who are customers of TDR Scheme members


Not all code signatories are service providers.

For a list of service providers who are members of the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Service, visit the TDR website.

Code status

Code type: Mandatory code

Document version: 4th edition - Dec 2021

Signatories to this Code

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How to join

Information for Service providers on how to join the TDR Scheme.

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Complaints information for consumers

TDR offers a free independent service to residential and small business customers of telecommunications companies.

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How the TDR Scheme Works

Read about the governance structure of the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution scheme.

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Last Modified On Thursday, 10 November 2022