Tag Archives: mobile

Telstra predicts monopoly in the skies

ACMA today amended the Mobile Phone Jammer Prohibition in a step towards in-flight mobile phone services in Australian airspace. The Prohibition basically outlaws selling, using or possessing mobile phone jamming equipment.  Today’s amendment creates an exception for devices that will … Continue reading

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Turning up the heat on premium mobile service providers

We’ve previously talked about premium mobile services being a regulatory hotspot for 2009.   We’ve got the ACCC getting cranky about it, a proposed new code from the Comms Alliance and ACMA beating up mBlox and TMG Asia Pacific. In a … Continue reading

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ACCC ‘getting very cranky’ about premium mobile services

ACCC Enforcement Commissioner Sarah Court has identified premium mobile services as an ACCC hot spot for 2009. Speaking to a packed audience at the Law Institute of Victoria, the former Australian Government lawyer indicated a personal view that the Commission … Continue reading

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Proposed new code for mobile premium services

Communications Alliance has released in draft a proposed new industry code to regulate mobile premium services. Says CA:  ‘The draft Code sets out obligations on suppliers to establish appropriate community safeguards in the provision of Mobile Premium Services. The Code … Continue reading

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When is a cap not a cap ? When it’s really a floor.

I’ve been around the industry a long time now, and seen plenty of times its regulation is unreasonable and illogical.  But I side with the consumer on the use of the word ‘cap’ to mean ‘minimum charge’. Here’s an article … Continue reading

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