Monday, 24 September 2012 16:39

ACMA information campaign – avoid 4G bill shock

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Users of phones using new 4G/LTE networks, including the new Apple iPhone 5, should be aware of data overuse and bill shock, says ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority).

The ACMA has released a consumer awareness campaign showing quick tips on how to avoid overuse and bill shock when using a 4G/LTE network that delivers quicker Internet access and download speeds.

International research suggests that 4G/LTE users could use more data than they’re used to and may experience bill shock as a result. ACMA cited a recent report by Canadian mobile data provider Mobidia Technology and analyst firm Informa called “Understanding Today’s Smartphone Users” shows that LTE networks and devices are stimulating increased data usage, by up to 50% in some cases.

ACMA also mentioned research from mobile intelligence firm Validas conducted a recent study on 4G networks, which found the addition of LTE in a phone could easily double consumer’s usage.

A new ACMA telecommunications consumer protection code is now in place and introduces a range of reforms to better protect telco consumers. Customers will soon be able to more easily compare costs and plans, with telcos required to provide unit pricing for national calls, standard SMS and downloading 1MB of data in advertisements.


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Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’

He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.

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