Mobile phone services provider Amayism has paid a penalty of $126,000 and fellow mobile company, Lycamobile, a penalty of $12,600 for alleged false or misleading representations about their mobile phone plans.
One in three (39%) Australians already face regular streaming dropouts and the demand for the Internet is about to surge as more Australians remain housebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to comparison website Finder which says telcos should purchase more capacity from the NBN to help Internet users working from home through the crisis.
The battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of pre-paid mobile phone users is raging, with Boost, Amaysim, Ovo and now Kogan Mobile upgrading data allowances in a big way.
A week ahead of announcing its first-quarter results for fiscal 2019-20, the NBN Co has announced new plans for its wholesale satellite customers which will not count data used for email, Web browsing and critical software updates towards monthly data allowances.
Australia’s mobile services market will undergo significant change, with the advent of 5G driving price competition, according to a new report which estimates the number of 5G connections will reach more than 10 million by the end of FY2022. It also says at least one network operator will begin shutting down 3G services by 2020.
Mobile is king and fixed line is fading fast, with consumers relying more and more on their mobile devices for voice calling, as mobile voice minutes rose by seven billion in the 12 months to the end of the 2016-2017 financial year. And, competition has benefitted consumers, with price drops and better value for money, according to the competition regulator.
Telstra has doubled data allowances on its international day pass and expanded coverage to an additional 17 countries.
Kogan has joined the rush to offer data-hungry mobile users new deals with significantly increased data allowances.
Consumers in New Zealand, like their Australian counterparts, are being wooed by mobile operators with increasingly bigger data allowances as part of their mobile phone plans.
Optus is back in the telco industry data battle again with yet another offer of bigger data allowances. Monday's announcement of new plans, includes a mobile broadband plan offering new and existing consumer and SMB customers up to 50GB of data for just $70 a month.
Optus has launched new home wireless broadband plans for consumers and small business customers with generous data inclusions.
New Zealand’s largest telco, Spark, has responded to the growing appetite for bigger and bigger data allowances with new offerings to the majority of its home, and many of its business broadband customers, of up to 50% more data on their plans.
The increasingly competitive push by mobile operators to lure data-hungry consumers with much bigger data allowances has been ramped up by Coles in its latest deal with Optus.
Optus has now unveiled pricing for the 2016/17 season of its English Premier League (EPL) broadcasts, offering the football at low rates in a newly released range of postpaid mobile, mobile broadband, and home broadband bundles.
Consumers are reaping the benefits of competition in the telecommunications sector from increased data allowances, new services and lower prices, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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