26 April 2013
Telco created fake debt collector to make 'outrageous' demands
Excite Mobile's conduct affected "a large number of consumers" across the country, including an unknown amount of people in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Excite's mobile phone plans, which used the Optus Network, were initially flagged by the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network.
In December 2011, following an investigation by the ACCC, proceedings were launched against Excite Mobile in the Federal Court of Australia sitting in South Australia.