Optus is said to be taking Vodafone to court over alleged false claims attached to its ‘Infinite’ mobile plans.The telecoms giants look set to battle it out in the Federal Court with Optus claiming a recent offering from Vodafone Hutchison, which promises “infinite calls text and (social network) access to anyone you want at home or on their mobile within Australia,” is misleading as it fails to disclose all the terms and conditions of the contract.
Vodafone’s Infinite mobile phone plan, which was launched on 16 November, comes in four different price plans starting from $45 through to $100.
The service also offers connection to mobile broadband for a further fee.
”Optus alleges the campaign does not adequately inform consumers of the various qualifications to the Infinite plans,” a company spokesman commented in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Vodafone are vehemently denying the claim, saying ”we disagree with Optus’ claims (against Vodafone) and our Infinite plans and will defend those plans with protecting customer value in mind.”
The Herald reports that Optus is seeking an interim injunction preventing Vodafone from running the campaign in its current format.