News Articles

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ASA upholds complaint about 'unlimited' 4G data on Lycamobile web site

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints about a promotional message from UK virtual network Lycamobile.

A link on Lycamobile’s web site referred to “Unlimited Data, now with 4G”, while an advertisement on the site said “£15 per month ... unlimited data now with 4G”.

When the ASA contacted Lycamobile, the network admitted that it downgraded data speeds from 4G to 2G after ‘excessive use’, although it said very few customers would ever use that amount of data in a month.

In its response, the ASA noted that ‘unlimited’ was a strong claim and that consumers were likely to expect no more than moderate restrictions on this type of service. As customers could have their speeds significantly reduced by Lycamobile’s data management policy, it considered this restriction was not moderate and that the claim ‘unlimited data’ was misleading for the 4G service.

Lycamobile has now amended its website to show an offer of ‘4G data up to 5GB’.

[ASA adjudication]

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Networks and operators, NewsNumber of views: 4610

Tags: advertising uk mvno legal lycamobile

Please login or register to post comments.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«May 2018»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement