1/31/2008 6:03:00 PM
IMPDA dealers team up with cashback MP
The Independent Mobile Phone Dealer Association (IMPDA) joined forces with Roger Godsiff MP yesterday as it continued in its quest for greater regulation of cashback deals.
As well as calling on networks to police all cashback deals, the IMPDA is keen for legislation to be drawn up to force full cashback payments within 90 days with penalties for failure to comply. It also suggested the removal of clawbacks by networks against dealers once connections have been made.
The meeting - the latest in a series of cashback summits - follows the IMPDA’s meeting with Ofcom earlier this month, which saw a number of suggestions for statutory regulation.
Godsiff met with representatives of each of the networks at the end of last year to discuss the plight of customers affected by the collapse of Dialamobile.
IMPDA chair Chris Caudle said it was a positive meeting. He said: ‘We talked over cashback, and we discussed a wide range of dealers’ problems – we gave them the same appraisal that we gave Ofcom. One of the things is that the networks should be competing with each other and not with the dealers. Roger Godsiff fully supported what we’re doing.’