Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code
Southern Phone Company (SPC) is committed to providing the consumer protections set out in the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code C628:2019
The Code applies to SPC and all telco providers. It contains a set of rules designed to protect the rights of consumers.
It deals with a range of customer transactions and sets out mandatory requirements in relation to:
· bills and billing e.g., what we need to show on your telco bill
· financial assistance and support e.g., that we must have a Financial Hardship Policy
· customer transfer e.g., how we transfer your service from another provider
· consumer contracts e.g., that we must make available our standard form contract
· the information providers are required to give customers about products and services, prices, terms and conditions. e.g., that we must provide a summary of each of our offers in a Critical Information Summary
The primary telco industry body association, Communications Alliance Ltd has published a brochure summarising the key aspects of the Code and is a useful resource for consumers.