UPC (NTL, Chorus) and Digiweb star in the latest round of complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland. Digiweb was rapped twice for its fairly misleading ads claiming phone rental and broadband for €20 per month with "no gimmicks" (the gimmick turned out to be a €90 installation fee, limited availability and a flexible definition of the term "phone line rental").
NTL boasted that its "first three months subscription" were "free". Except not on its Value Broadband range, which the ASAI took exception to. It was also advertising a free three month broadband package in Waterford after the offer had expired.
Other companies listed included Magnet (for the Kathryn Thomas parody in its ads), IFA Telecom (for representing that its service was available in every rural location, which it isn't) and Chorus (for alleging that its competition didn't carry several channels that it did).
Meanwhile, Dell has fallen foul of the British Advertising Standards Authority for not pointing out in its ads that connection cables don't come with its printers. (Picture courtesy of Showbiz Ireland.)