It's good to know there's someone out there looking after consumers' rights. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an all-out war against people who try to rip off consumers using 190 telephone services. In one recent case, a company which claimed to be a provider of credit services was found, in fact, to be unable to provide any such service. In order to discover this, however, customers had to call a 190 telephone number and were charged a significant sum of money to find out they'd been ripped off. The company has now been forced to refund the money to customers, wherever possible. Any leftover funds will be used by the ACCC to conduct an educational campaign "to warn consumers of the possibility that some providers of premium call information services may engage in misleading or deceptive conduct". The centrepiece of the education campaign will be a 190 number that consumers can call if they have questions. Calls will cost $5 per minute.
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GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
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