ISP TPG has fallen foul of the competition watchdog over its advertisements for "unlimited" ADSL2+ broadband for under $30 a month.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a case in the Federal Court alleging the advertisements were "false, misleading" and breached the Trade Practices Act.
"The advertisements represent to consumers that they can buy unlimited ADSL2+ broadband services for $29.99 per month," the consumer watchdog said in a statement.
"In fact these services are only available when purchased together with home phone line rental from TPG at an additional cost of $30 per month, meaning that the minimum monthly charge payable is $59.99 not $29.99."
The ACCC also alleged the plan did not make clear that a broadband setup fee of $129.95 and a $20 "home telephone deposit" was required to set up an account.
It sought "injunctions, pecuniary penalties, corrective advertising and costs."
The matter has been fast-tracked to be heard next week.
Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.
Issue: 315 | May 2013
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.