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The Average Aussie Uses 650MB Of Data On Their Phone Every Month

New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that the average Australian uses 650MB of data each month. That serves as a reminder that if your mobile plan offers less than 1GB, you’re likely to end up paying too much.


ACMA Tackles iiNet And Dodo For Direct Debit Violations

Internet service providers iiNet and Dodo have both come under fire from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for consumer protection law breaches relating to direct debits. The companies were warned for not complying with customers’ authorisation for direct debit payments and failing to cancel a direct debit authorisation within three working days upon request. Read on for the full list of charges.


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.