The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) published its submission to the Regional Telecommunications Review 2021. The submission highlighted the concerns of telco consumers living outside Australia’s metropolitan centres and provides insight into phone and internet complaint trends.
Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) over the past 12 months have fallen across TPG Telecom’s major brands Vodafone, TPG and iiNet, as the company says it continues its focus on improving customer experience.
Australia's Communications Alliance has welcomed the continuing trend of reduced volumes of telco-related complaints to the industry ombudsman.
Macquarie Telecom Group CEO David Tudehope believes the TIO report highlights systemic failures despite greater reliance on telco services and the industry doing incredibly well during the pandemic.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s (TIO) latest systemic investigation report "reveals the problems with telco sales practices that can lead to consumers signing up for products or services they don’t understand or need."
Australia's Communications Alliance has "welcomed the announcement by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) that complaints dropped by 11.2% in the most recent quarter."
Complaints about phone and Internet services decreased 4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2020, but despite the drop residential consumers and small businesses still made 127,151 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman over the 12-months, according to the TIO’s 2019-20 annual report.
The first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic saw Australian telco call centres affected by global lockdowns leading to consumers being unable to contact their provider to report their phone or Internet complaints, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).
There’s no letup in the work of the telecommunications consumer protection agency, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, despite the coronavirus crisis forcing its own workers to work from home like millions of other Australians.
Phone and Internet complaints by Australian consumers and small businesses declined in the final quarter of 2019, but there’s been a steady 1% increase in complaints when comparing July to December 2019 against the same period in the previous year.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman says effective consumer safeguards are important to ensure timely connection and repairs for telecommunications consumers, as it begins its consideration of the Federal Government’s review of safeguards for teleco services.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court proceedings against telecommunications provider Superfone for alleged false or misleading representations, and for alleged breaches of laws designed to protect consumers from issues arising from unsolicited telemarketing sales.
Communications operator MNF Group has created new senior executive roles and filled them with existing members of its management team.
Complaints about internet services replaced complaints over mobile services as the most complained about service type in the last financial year, according to the latest Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman report.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's latest report describes the misleading behaviour of "a small number of retail service providers" and explains what consumers and businesses can do to protect themselves.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has launched a new brand, logo and website with Ombudsman Judi Jones saying the new website makes it easier for consumers and small businesses to make a new complaint, update an existing complaint, understand what is involved and the next steps in the process.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is no fool – it's setting up a specialist team to handle small business complaints, effective 1 April.
A nationwide Telstra outage has led to hundreds of offenders in South Australia, who were wearing electronic tracking devices, going unmonitored for more than 24 hours.
The Federal Government has proposed new rules for resolving telecommunications consumer complaints, including setting up an External Dispute Resolution body to deal with complex complaints, that would lead to changes in the setup of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has been quick to put the telecoms industry on notice it will take into account the new industry standards mandated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for consumers transitioning to the NBN, when considering disputes.
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