ClubTelco brand safe following EFTel merger

  • Will remain independent
  • Club Telco offers 0 month contracts
  • Australia based customer service

ClubTelco customers will not be affected by the recently announced merger with EFTel, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) has confirmed.

ClubTelco has made a reverse takeover bid for EFTel, taking a controlling 75% stake in the Perth-based telecoms provider.

Dodo is the same DSL wholesale provider for both companies, although both are run as separate businesses.

However, current and potential ClubTelco customers need not worry about the potential effect on the brand, according to Dodo CEO Larry Kestelman.

"Whilst our overall market strategy has not been defined, I can confirm that there are no plans to affect the ClubTelco customers or brand," Mr Kestelman said.

Further expansion in the broadband market is possible, Mr Kestelman added.

"EFTel today maintains multiple brands and there will be no concern adding a major brand of ClubTelco into the mix, whether this be the only retail brand is yet to be determined," he said.

Internode's chief Simon Hackett recently claimed only the biggest broadband providers would survive the move into a National Broadband Network (NBN) world.

ClubTelco's aim is to provide very simple ADSL2+, ADSL, Mobile broadband and VoIP plans to customers, backed up with Australian-based customer service. Customers have no set-up or exit fees to pay and are given month-to-month contracts.

As a club, there is a yearly fee to pay. However, as members, customers also benefit from discounts on everyday shopping from retailers including Coles.