The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ordered Optus to pay a $6.4 million fine for misleading customers to believe their home broadband was about to be cut off. The announcement came minutes after the telco announced a new initiative to donate data to young Australians living in poverty.
Optus recently refreshed its entire range of phone plans and made some pretty big changes. Lock-in contracts are gone. You can now pay off your device over 12, 24, or 36 months. The range is a lot simpler. Of course, newer doesn't always mean better. While Optus' changes sound great, how do the plans stack up against what's on offer from Telstra and Vodafone?
Surprise, Black Friday isn't just for gadgets and home appliances! The telco's are also coming to the table and we're happy to report that there are some pretty damn good deals on NBN 100 and NBN 50 plans on offer right now.
Last week Telstra found itself in a bit of hot water with the ACCC after failing to checking the maximum speeds on 180,000 NBN plans. This time around ACMA is having a crack after the telco didn't send data usage warnings to 150,000 mobile broadband customers. This has resulted in unexpected usage charges for some customers.
A Chinese electronics company that denied having anything to do with the nation's government after being banned from Australia's next generation of mobile phone networks might have received a lot more help than they're willing to admit.