The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published the ACCC’s 2016-17 consumer guide to Automatic SMSC and OnlineSMS services, covering the provision of the services, pricing, compliance with the law and customer service.
The guide, titled Automatic SMSM, and online SMS Services, is based on ACCC submissions to the Competition and Markets Authority and was published online on Friday.
The ACCC is also releasing its 2015-16 consumer guide, SMSC: Consumer-Centred Services, which covers the provision and pricing of the same service.
In its 2016-2017 guide, the ACCCP noted the following:There are currently two types of SMSCs available to Australians.
SMSC-style service providers have a contract with a SMSC that allows them to provide a service, such as SMS, MMS, M4M, etc. SMS-style providers, such on-demand services, do not have a contractual relationship with a supplier and have the option to offer their own service to consumers.
Both types of service providers may offer customers the option of purchasing additional services.
For example, an on-premise SMSC may offer additional phone services, such call waiting, and SMS messaging, as part of the agreement.
The option of additional services may be offered on the consumer’s behalf or on the provider’s behalf.
However, a customer may also be offered a contract, which allows the customer to use the service on behalf of another person.
This can be done through a contract between two parties, such a business, business partnership or trust, or between two or more individuals, such an employer, business partner or employee.
The ACCC has identified that the online SMSC service has a similar contractual relationship as the mobile phone contract but is a subscription service that cannot be purchased and the customer is limited to using the service for a specified period.
It is the consumer that must make a decision whether or not to opt-in to the subscription service.
An additional consideration for consumers when choosing an online SMSP service provider is the cost of the subscription.
Some online SMSB services, especially those offered by on-line providers, are offered for an annual subscription.
The annual subscription fee varies by service provider and may be waived for customers who have paid a recurring subscription fee.
However, some online SMSE services may not be available for a fee or are offered on a limited basis, while others may only be offered for a certain period of time.
For the purpose of this guide, an online service provider will be referred to as an online provider if it offers the service.
SMSP services, or “online services”, are also referred to in this guide as SMSC services.
An online SMSERV service is a service that requires the purchase of a subscription, which can be a mobile phone subscription or an SMS subscription.
There are some SMSERVs that do not require the purchase and can be purchased from the consumer.
For more information about subscription services, see below.
OnlineSMS Service Types:An online service can be any type of service that enables a customer to access information or perform certain tasks via a mobile telephone, mobile internet or an online platform.
These include:An SMS service can include text messaging, instant messaging, voice messaging, web chat and instant messaging.
An SMS can be either text, voice or video and is delivered via SMS text messaging.
A mobile phone service includes any telephone, wireless mobile phone or other device that allows users to send and receive SMS text messages.
A web service is any application or web site that allows for the transmission of information, including, for example, text messages, video or audio, over a secure connection.
The online SM service type will be shown on the right hand side of a customer’s billing and service information (BIO) statement.
The online SM services and the associated online BIO statements are not always the same.
For more information, see the ACCCA’s website: http://www.consumer-centred-services.gov.au/consumer-services/online-services-services/.ABSCO recommends consumers to review the ACCTC’s website frequently to identify the services they may need.