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Ofcom announces price comparison scheme
Friday 08 December 2006 15:37:02 by Sebastien Lahtinen

Having completed its review on consumer policy, Ofcom has launched its price comparison accreditation scheme. The scheme will invite organisations to apply for accreditation of price comparison systems or cost calculators to assist end users in making informed decisions about communications services. Schemes will need to ensure they are accurate, transparent, compherensive and available to all consumers including the disabled and those without Internet access.

With the telecommunications market becoming increasingly complex, the comparison of different service bundles is becoming more and more difficult and therefore a simple way to compare multiple services is increasingly helpful.

More information can be found on the Ofcom website.


Posted by carljohnson over 10 years ago

>and those without Internet access.

Everyone in this country has access to the internet by virtue of their local library (free) or Internet Cafe.

Do they specify why this requirement exists?
Posted by herdwick over 10 years ago
Will these systems have to be truly objective unlike the current crop of commission and advertising driven sites that miraculously always select Tiscali, AOL, Virgin and others with large advertising buddgets as the best deal ?
Posted by peteADSL over 10 years ago
Does it allow for the actual bandwidth customers get. If you only get 3MB from an 8MB service for example.
Posted by hrf over 10 years ago
The actual bandwidth from a rate adaptive connection is based on your specific local line conditions, so no it won't allow for it.
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