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Watchdog to probe Italian operators' premium mobile services

Tuesday 22 July 2014 | 11:02 CET | News
Italy's anti-trust and competition regulator AGCM has launched an investigation into the possible existence of unfair commercial practices on the part of Italian operators 3 Italia, Wind, Telecom Italia and Vodafone Italia in relation to the premium services they offer. The watchdog will be looking into whether the four companies are misleading customers by including paid services they have not requested or have requested unknowingly on their monthly phone bills. The operators are accused of omitting relevant information, above all regarding access to paid services when using mobile internet.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 Italia / Telecom Italia / Vodafone Italia / Wind
Countries: Italy
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