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These Are The 39 Phone Companies And ISPs ACMA Has Formally Warned

One of the jobs of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is to track whether phone companies and internet service providers are meeting regulatory requirements. Today, it announced it had issued formal warnings to 39 providers for not meeting basic requirements around paperwork and customer information. That would make us cautious about using any of them.


Elderly Australians Still Aren't That Keen On Mobile Phones

Mobile phone ownership is near-ubiquitous in Australia — if you’re under 65. After that, it turns out people are a lot keener on the old-fashioned land line (Internet connection optional).


Astonishingly, Teens Use Less Phone Data Than Adults [Infographic]

So you know how the youth of today is so addicted to technology that they Snapchat each other while sitting on the same couch? Despite that lazy media stereotype, it turns out that teens actually use less data than adults.


1300 And 1800 Calls Will Soon Be (Almost) Free From Australian Mobiles

Well, this seems overdue. While some mobile providers have long offered free calls to 13, 1300 and 1800 numbers, in their plans, many others haven’t. Regulator the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) had originally planned to introduce legislation in January 2015 making fee-free calls compulsory, but now the major telcos have agreed to make at least some of those calls free ahead of that deadline.


ACMA Busts Dodo For Not Sending Data Usage Alerts

So here’s a concrete example of how data charges are still a problem: the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a formal warning to frequently-troubled provider Dodo for failing to send data usage alerts to its customers.


Australians Are Using 1000 Times More Data Than In 2006

So this is why your 4G connection is feeling slower as time passes: Aussies love mobile broadband way too much. A new report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) clarifies just how much: we’re using 1000 times more mobile data than we were in 2006.


Aussies Embrace Cloud Computing, Yet Most Remain Clueless About It

A new survey by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) suggests that 14 million adult Australians have accessed “cloud computing” services. However, a closer look at the data suggests that only a tiny proportion of them are fully taking advantage of cloud technologies.


Scammers Are Now Posing As ACMA 'Do Not Call' Reps

How’s this for some ACMA-ception: scammers looking to lift your personal details are posing as representatives for the Australian Communications And Media Authority and its “Do Not Call” register. It stands to reason that you should not, in fact, give them any info about yourself.


Hey Telemarketers, If You Hadn't Already Noticed, Australia Hates Your Guts

So this is the statistical proof that telemarketing companies should give up now: two-thirds of Australian households with a landline are on the Do Not Call Register, and the numbers continue to rise. According to the Australian Communications and Marketing Authority (ACMA), almost nine million numbers are now listed on the register, with one million of those signing up within the last 12 months.


How The New Rules To Curb Global Roaming Charges Will Work

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is introducing new rules to make it less likely Australian travellers will suffer a horrendous case of bill shock when they return from an overseas holiday and discover a massive global roaming bill. Here’s how the new system will work (and why anyone using a carrier other than the big three won’t notice changes for a long time).