The Commerce Commission has introduced draft guidelines for telco companies to clarify their bundled offers, enabling Kiwi consumers to compare prices and make informed choices about their true value.
Bundling is when companies put together different products or services into one package and offer it at a special price. This makes it super easy for customers to get everything they need from one place. For example, a bundle could include both internet and power services from a single provider.
Telecommunications Commissioner Tristan Gilbertson highlights concern over confusing bundled telco services, especially those combining power and broadband.
Many companies advertise big broadband discounts if you bundle with power, but the catch is that the power pricing might end up being much higher than if you had separate providers. This can be confusing and end up costing consumers more than they expected.
The proposed guidelines by the Commission include the following:
If you like the convenience of a one-stop shop, bundling your services with a single provider may just be what you're looking for. However, if you're aiming for maximum savings, always double-check if each service in your bundle might be cheaper on its own.
Head to Broadband Compare and Power Compare to effortlessly explore a wide range of plans and providers that suit your needs. All prices include GST and are transparent, guaranteeing you the best value for your money!