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We regularly report on telecommunications consumer issues and our quarterly complaint statistics. You can read our latest articles below.

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Case study: financial hardship and disconnection

29 Apr 2016

John called his provider to request a payment extension because he experiencing financial hardship. His mother was in hospital and he worked a casual job that did not guarantee a steady income.

TIO boosts access to justice

29 Apr 2016

The TIO helps boost consumer confidence because people know that they can rely on our service if a problem arises with their provider, we told a Victorian government inquiry into access to justice.

Complaint statistics October-December 2015

17 Feb 2016

New complaints to the TIO in October-December 2015 were at their lowest level since July-September 2006.

How we deal with metadata complaints

16 Feb 2016

The TIO has started to receive a small number of complaints from consumers about difficulties accessing their metadata from their telco providers.

Western Union scam warning

16 Feb 2016

The TIO has been contacted by a number of consumers who have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be their provider, or the TIO, and then demanding payment of money.

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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

Next step?              

  • make an online complaint
  • 1800 062 058                
  • Write PO Box 276
    Collins Street West Vic 8007                            
  • National Relay Service Call on 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 062 058            
  • Fax our consumer complaint form to 1800 630 614