LKY campaigns to expose telecommunications abuses in Indonesia The Indonesian Cellular Telecommunications
The Indonesian Cellular Telecommunications Association reported that the mobile subscribers in Indonesia already reached 250 million in 2011. This number exceeds the 240-million Indonesian population in 2013. Unfortunately, the quality of mobile services available in the market did not match the need of the consumers. Due to technological and knowledge gap, a number of consumer rights violations increase over the years.
WCRD heat is on in Fiji. Vodafone Fiji's CEO Aslam Khan has agreed with the Consumer Council of Fiji that there are issues and problems in the mobile phone sector. Consumer Council's Facebook page has seen heavy traffic in the past several weeks with consumers raising issues and even lodging complaints on various mobile services and products.
The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF) has suddently resurrected the consultation process towards the establishment of what it calls a Consumer Code of Practice Regulations "to define consumers codes of practice that would apply to all telecommunications service providers in Fiji." According to TAF's circular paper on the consultation, the code "sets the benchmark and standard of consumer protection."
Politicians from nine countries around the pacific rim have signed a joint statement published today by the global NGO’s Oxfam and Article 19, the statement calls for the release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before it is signed, to allow for scrutiny and public debate.
As we head toward World Consumer Rights Day on March 15, Boštjan Okorn, head of testing and technology expert at Slovene Consumers' Association (ZPS – Zveza Potrošnikov Slovenije), explains how consumers in his country are being tricked by mobile companies.
The advertisement is inviting - you just need to send an entry after completing the crossword puzzle and you will have the chance to win 1,000 Euros.
Earlier this month, US phone and Internet giant AT&T announced its new Sponsored Data service, that would allow mobile customers to access certain sponsored websites or services, free of data charges – because the charges would be borne by the sponsor companies instead.
The online ecosystem has fostered enormous technological innovation, yet for the most part the payment systems that we rely upon to send money around the world are a curious anachronism. For e-commerce transactions, most consumers and many merchants are well enough served by the 1970s-era Visa and Mastercard networks. But for person-to-person transfers, the options are fewer and more costly.