Big Telecom doesn't like the CRTC cell phone rules
Rogers and Telus say limiting roaming fees would be "very disruptive” and “enormously expensive” for them. Our own Lindsey pushed back against the telecom giants at the CRTC cell phone rules hearing yesterday, and Steve had this response “We pay some of highest prices in the industrialized world for some of the worst service. Capping expensive and unnecessary overage fees that are out of step with actual cost of service, is the least the telecom companies can do at this point.” What are your thoughts on the discussions at the CRTC hearing so far? Tell us in the comments below!
Article by Christine Dobby for the Financial Post:
Executives from two of Canada’s biggest wireless carriers denounced Tuesday a proposed spending cap in submissions to the country’s telecom regulator, arguing it would be technically impossible to implement and serve little purpose other than to annoy customers.
In an effort to address bill shock, a provision of the draft wireless code proposed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission would require wireless service providers to suspend certain services once a customer incurred additional fees of $50 or an amount of their choosing.
If a user was travelling in the United States or internationally, for example, and incurred roaming or data charges of $50 in excess of that provided in their monthly plan, the service provider would have to suspend those services for the balance of the month. Read more »
Read the full article at financialpost.com