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Complaints continue to reduce from record levels

29 Feb 2012

The last quarter of 2011 recorded the lowest level of new TIO complaints for the year. During October – December, we recorded 48,100 new complaints. This was a six per cent decrease compared to the previous three months and 19 per cent lower than the first quarter of 2011. However, complaint levels are still higher than the same period in 2010 when we reported 45,263 new complaints.

Telecommunications in regional and remote Australia

29 Feb 2012

Distance, a lack of awareness of rights and limited information on new technologies are among the challenges that regional and remote residents face as telecommunications consumers, TIO research shows.

Debt collection practices in the telecommunications industry

29 Feb 2012

Service providers are responsible for the practices of their in-house debt collection staff or third party collectors such as debt buyers.

Ombudsman monitors telemarketing complaints

15 Dec 2011

The TIO is monitoring a continuing practice by some telemarketers that mislead consumers into transferring their service under the guise of representing another telco.

Complaint statistics July-September 2011

15 Dec 2011

Complaint numbers stabilised in July – September 2011, due to continuing decreases in complaints about landline and internet services.

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Case Study - Steve

A man asked a service provider to connect a line to his new house. The service provider told him he needed to have a trench dug first, and transferred him to a contractor to organise the work

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