Ofcom rules could buoy those recycling mobiles

18 September 2009 — 10:05 AM

Ofcom announced the changes this week

Consumers recycling mobile phones for cash to buy a new handset may welcome the latest announcement from Ofcom.

The telecommunications and broadcasting watchdog has unveiled a revised set of rules designed to help protect the public from the mis-selling of products and services in the sector.

It was advised the measures take into account advertised information, which may be seen as misleading or dishonest and could result in people opting for mobile phone packages that are not what they expected.

Failed cashback schemes, as well as incorrect details on tariffs, coverage and contract length are all things that will now be monitored by Ofcom.

"If providers breach the rules, they could be fined up to ten per cent of relevant turnover," the watchdog advised.

With these measures in place, it seems consumers may have all the more reason to consider mobile recycling as a way to generate cash to buy a new device.

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