TPG finds trouble on unlimited ADSL2+ offer

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TPG finds trouble on unlimited ADSL2+ offer

ACCC fast-tracks court proceedings.

ISP TPG has fallen foul of the competition watchdog over its advertisements for "unlimited" ADSL2+ broadband for under $30 a month.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a case in the Federal Court alleging the advertisements were "false, misleading" and breached the Trade Practices Act.

"The advertisements represent to consumers that they can buy unlimited ADSL2+ broadband services for $29.99 per month," the consumer watchdog said in a statement.

"In fact these services are only available when purchased together with home phone line rental from TPG at an additional cost of $30 per month, meaning that the minimum monthly charge payable is $59.99 not $29.99."

The ACCC also alleged the plan did not make clear that a broadband setup fee of $129.95 and a $20 "home telephone deposit" was required to set up an account.

It sought "injunctions, pecuniary penalties, corrective advertising and costs."

The matter has been fast-tracked to be heard next week.

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