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Who we can help

Residential customers

A residential customer is an individual person who uses a telecommunications provider’s services for personal purposes. Most providers only allow one person to be listed as the account holder of a residential account.

Small business customers

Generally, a small business customer is a business with up to $3,000,000 annual turnover and no more than 20 full-time employees.

We will take into account if employees are permanent, casual, and if employment is seasonal or voluntary.

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An account holder or their representative

We can help you if you’re the account holder, or someone who’s been authorised to act on their behalf.

This could be an advocate, carer, credit repair agency, family member or friend, financial counsellor or legal representative. For a small business, it could be an employee.

Important: You must give permission

You need to give the representative verbal permission to act on your behalf. We may also ask you to complete an authorisation form to give your representative written permission to make the complaint on your behalf.

Find out more about making a complaint for someone else