Conall was sold more than $15,000 worth of mobiles and accessories while on a government pension
Conall has significant ongoing physical and mental health conditions. He is not able to work and relies on government support
Conall went to a CurbTel store wanting to sign up for new mobile services.
CurbTel signed him up for multiple expensive mobile handsets, plans, and accessories. The cost over the contract period was more than $15,000.
When Conall did not meet his monthly payments, CurbTel cancelled the services. It also charged him for breaking the contracts, which included high payout costs for the mobile handsets and other equipment.
Conall’s representative complained to us saying CurbTel had not sold the services responsibly. The representative said Conall did not understand the contracts or costs involved when signing up for the services and could not afford to pay for them.
CurbTel told us it was appropriate to sell Conall the services. It said he passed its credit check process because he had previously paid his accounts on time. CurbTel also said it had prevented Conall from purchasing more than four handsets.
However, following the complaint to our office, CurbTel agreed to waive the cancellation fees out of goodwill to Conall. It let him keep his mobile handsets.
*Names of all parties have been changed.