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Component pricing law seminar announced

On 21 July 2009 CSP Central contributors Victor Ng and Peter Moon will be conducting a masterclass in understanding and complying with the new component pricing law. Victor says that the seminar will explain the law as it applies to … Continue reading

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3′s ‘Up yours’ to ACCC

Mobile provider 3 is shirt-fronting ACCC in its current ‘Hot Offers’ promotional brochure.  Total pricing for 24 month plans throughout the document is buried in a sea of barely readable, light-coloured, small print at the foot of each page. Under … Continue reading

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Why it pays to listen to ACCC warnings

You can’t say the ACCC doesn’t give fair warning. Back in November 2008 we reported that the ACCC were getting ‘very cranky’ about premium SMS. And in March this year, ACCC supremo, Graeme Samuel, gave a direct warning to the … Continue reading

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FunnyTel smashes ACCC

FunnyTel’s legal and hospitality manager Chad Blake has announced the company’s total bypass of ACCC’s new component pricing law. In a brilliant moment, Chad was being shouted at by FunnyTel CEO Steve that the company didn’t have to employ him, and every … Continue reading

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Optus monsters component pricing law

Just days after ACCC wrote to the industry demanding immediate compliance with its new component pricing law, mega-telco Optus has ignored it. Today’s web carries a flash ad spruiking a ‘new monster value ‘yes’ $59 cap, ‘so good, it’s scary’.  … Continue reading

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ACCC advice doesn’t add up

Just to show that CSPs aren’t the only ones we are watching … ACCC’s new guide to the component pricing law shows how easy it is to slip up in advertising.  Click on the sample advert to enlarge it, and … Continue reading

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Oh, no ! Dodo !

We admit that we’re fascinated by Dodo.  Do they even know there’s a Trade Practices Act, despite being dealt with by ACCC for serious breaches ? Take a look at the Naked DSL advert in the top left hand corner of Dodo’s … Continue reading

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Advertising prices: ACCC prepares to kick butt

In the next step in its war on ISP / telco advertising, ACCC has now written to individual providers warning them that there’s no grace period for compliance with the new component pricing law. ‘You should review your marketing across … Continue reading

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TPG breaches new price advertising law

25 May 2009 and a new price advertising law takes effect.  29 May 2009 and TPG’s web site is in breach. When will they ever learn ?

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