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Third party purchases

Can you please explain exactly what "third party purchases" are on your paper bills.
I have been charged an excessive amount & I do not know what this charge even relates to??

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Re: Third party purchases

Hi Bronwynpitman73, 


Thanks for contacting us about Third Party subscriptions. Third Party Charges are initiated from the handset either by an app, purchasing online or via SMS/Calling. The charges for these services are passed on by Telstra from the content provider. This will give some details on these:


This is something out of our hands and you may wish to add Premium SMS barring.  You can arrange this here:


You will need to contact the provider to request the charges to cease.


This link gives details on Premium SMS companies:


Normally replying STOP to these services forfeits their rights to further charges.



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