back to article ACCC slaps iiNet over prices in ads

Second-tier telco and major ISP iiNet has forked over AU$204,000 to settle infringement notices from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The notices were issued as a result of iiNet's advertising for its Naked Broadband 250GB plan, which the consumer watchdog says didn't “prominently state the total minimum …

  1. H.Winter


    I quite like iiNet and was worried this article was about them doing some dodgy advertising but...

    "The ads correctly showed the $69.95 monthly price of the plan, along with the total price, but the ACCC says not enough prominence was given to the total cost."

    So they were honest about the costs and they're being fined because some people are too dumb to do simple math? CostPerMonth*NumberOfMonthsInContract . It's two fucking numbers, multiplied.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Wtf

      If it were just a monthly price, I'd agree with you, however it's not, it's a year-long contract paid monthly.

    2. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Re: Wtf

      It's disappointing because iiNet is usually one of the good guys, but we have standards for the advertising of phone and internet contracts, and they obviously breached them.

      These laws exist because a person's ignorance doesn't make it okay to take advantage of them.

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