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Ofcom announces price comparison scheme

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.

Comments

Err..

>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?

  • carljohnson
  • over 11 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 ?

  • herdwick
  • over 11 years ago

Does it allow for the actual bandwidth customers get. If you only get 3MB from an 8MB service for example.

  • peteADSL
  • over 11 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.

  • hrf
  • over 11 years ago

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