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Even before one starts casting a critical eye over the OPPO A54 5G, there is one feature that is sure to grab the attention, especially in these times: it costs just $399 and easily qualifies as Australia's cheapest 5G smartphone at the moment.

Australia’s consumer voice on communications issues, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), has cautioned that consumers may seek alternative home broadband solutions, like 5G, if NBN prices are not addressed.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co has released its “Pricing Review 2021 Consultation Paper 1”, which the company says “seeks to deliver value, certainty and simplicity to the telecommunication industry and customers.”

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Lower entry-level prices and other proposed improvements to NBN wholesale arrangements are in the long term interests of Australian broadband customers, according to a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The competition regulator the ACCC has flagged a substantial fall in the price of wholesale transmission services in many regional and rural parts of Australia following its decision to reduce the regulated prices for the declared Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS).

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 09:27

WhistleOut says 'Money no object for iPhone 12 fans'

A new survey from phone and Internet comparison site WhistleOut shows "strong Australian interest in the new iPhone 12 range" and that "iPhone fans are willing to pay more for their handsets than other people" - but will they go on payment plans or buy outright?

Published in Home Tech

Online comparison website iSelect has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $8.5 million in penalties for making false or misleading representations about its electricity comparison service.

Published in Energy

Optus has introduced a price guarantee on sales of its 5G phones, guaranteeing to match retail prices offered by competitors.

Phillip Britt is, in my biased view, one of the few people on the face of the earth who was born to be an Internet service provider. From all appearances, Britt enjoys his work as the head of Aussie Broadband; he does something which very few tech entrepreneurs — Cloudflare's Matthew Prince is another who comes to mind — do: come clean with customers when there is a screw-up.

Published in Open Sauce

RSP Aussie Broadband believes that the telco industry will either have to increase prices or reduce service quality once NBN’s COVID CVC boost finishes, according to managing director Phillip Britt.

Prices for telecommunication services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates, suggesting that there are other barriers to Internet use, according to a new global report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Australia’s electricity retailers and generators are prohibited from keeping consumer and small business electricity prices unnecessarily high when costs fall, under new guidelines issued by the competition regulator, the ACCC, aimed at protecting consumers and businesses from excessive electricity prices.

Published in Technology Regulation

Online payments provider PayPal has revealed its counter-offensive against criminals who seek to take advantage of the COVID 19 pandemic, saying it is now actively working with law enforcement in Australia to identify and prevent opportunistic online crime.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has released draft guidelines on how electricity retailers and generators should comply with three new laws designed to reduce the price of electricity for consumers.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:25

Postage price increase gets ACCC green light

Posting a letter in Australia is about to cost more, with the basic postage rate scheduled to increase from $1.00 to $1.10 in January next year, following the ACCC’s decision not to object to a draft proposal from Australia Post to increase postage prices.

Published in Strategy

Kogan's first Smart HDR 4K LED Android TV range with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Audio has arrived at special pre-sale pricing of $449.99 for 50-inches, $499.99 for a 55-inch model and $799.99 for a 65-inch model, but the sale ends on at 11.59pm AEDT on October 23.

Published in Home Tech

The affordability for consumers of accessing basic broadband plans on offer from NBN Co is to come under scrutiny by Australia’s corporate watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Refurbished products can be a brilliant way to save money on previous-gen devices, but when Apple launches powerful new products at various price points, sometimes buying refurbished is a terrible deal.

Published in Home Tech

Australia's national broadband network builder and operator NBN Co is proposing to introduce significant discounts and extra capacity inclusions across the majority of its wholesale broadband product range, according to its newly released wholesale pricing review paper.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Clickbait-loving naybobs of negativity once bemoaned that most of Apple's sales were attributable to its iPhone, and that there are no cheap mid-range models, but now that Apple has grown, adding newer products and services, 'lower' but still in the tens of MILLIONS of iPhone sales are... bad?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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