Published: 26 February 2013
Summary: Don’t get bullied or pressured into a contract you don’t understand. You have the right to hang up on them.
EUNICE: What’s the matter?
RICE: I tried to ring up but no signal.
MAN ON PHONE: (IRISH ACCENT) Good morning, madam. This is your lucky day. How would you like a really flash, brand-new phone, with nothing to pay up front?
EUNICE: You listening to those mob who are selling you things?
RICE: I can’t help. That man is from overseas and he has sexy one voice!
RICE: He talked really good to me. He said it’s the same phone that Tina Turner has. I love Tina. Properly, I love her. I really love her. I love Tina. I love her. I love her! Love her!
EUNICE: Oh dear. Tina Turner wig. Blonde and black.
MAN ON PHONE: (IRISH ACCENT) Good afternoon, madam. Your good friend, Rice, gave me your number and this is your lucky day. Good decision, madam. You’ll have your phone in just a few days. Now, do you have any friends or family you’d like to share this very special offer with?
MAN ON PHONE: Great, thank you. And what’s her number?
MAN ON PHONE: Have I got a great deal for you!
EUNICE: What happened?
MAN ON PHONE: Would you like a brand-new phone with nothing to pay up front?
EUNICE: Rice, why did you give them my phone number?! Why? How come you did that?
ANNOUNCER: Don’t get bullied or pressured into a contract you don’t understand. You have the right to hang up on them. Always ask, “Does this phone have coverage for my community?” And be aware – contracts can be in writing or spoken. Don’t feel shame. Use your rights. If you’re unsure about anything or want to know more, call the ACCC on 1300 303 143.