Watchdog branch to tackle unfair phone-industry practices

Mobile phone and IDD networks are to be scrutinised by a new branch of the industry watchdog set up to stamp out unfair trade practices that limit consumer choice.

Tuesday, 19 June, 2001, 12:00am

One.Tel offers Web access to build market strength

Small telecommunications firms have to offer multiple services to survive stiff industry competition, according to long-distance calls company One.Tel, which launched an Internet access service yesterday.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Telephone company censured over adverts

PHONE company One.Tel was rapped by authorities yesterday for deceiving customers by saying no one offered cheaper calls to the mainland when five of its rivals had lower rates.

One.Tel unfairly advertised its rates to the mainland as being at 'record' lows, despite charging up to $1 a minute more than its competitors were at the time, the industry watchdog said.

15 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Phone cost adverts 'deceptive'

TWO phone companies are being investigated by the industry watchdog over claims they used deceptive adverts to lure more international callers.

One.Tel is accused of wrongly claiming its rates to the mainland were at 'record' lows for Hong Kong, despite a rival network offering calls to the mainland at less than one-third of the price.

17 Sep 2000 - 12:00am