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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

not amused.

Really not amused.

UPDATE: Jim Prentice to the rescue?

9 comments:

Rhys Courtman said...

Well, those two companies, respectively, "only" made 46 and 44 percent increases in their profits, last year....

.... they probably realized then that they weren't quite gouging their customers, enough. ;)

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to Jack Layton & the NDP's petition to have the CRTC prevent these ridiculous inbound text messaging fees.

http://www.ndp.ca/page/6581

dwegowy said...

Kinda like creeping bank fees. And hockey. Garners far more fury from the masses than it deserves, especially relative to matters that threaten to wipe out those same masses (like water scarcity, the food crises, etc.).

PRSPCTVE PPL

Marnie Tunay said...

I am. I just signed with Rogers.

Aaron said...

You can feel the telus love oozing from the 97 comments of vitriol on this old blog post of mine.

LINK

When people google "I hate telus" this entry is what they find.

calgarygrit said...

Ha ha - this is totally a Jack Layton issue.

tjk said...

The CRTC is the problem, not the solution.

If we had an open market when it comes to cellular providers, fees like this wouldn't be a viable option for companies. Consumers would have avenues to vote with their wallet.

Anonymous said...

What a scam.

Denny said...

Let's see if Prentice actually does anything, or if he just does what Flaherty did with the banks and "demand they come in and explain their fees to him" and then after the meeting say "they had reasonable arguments"

To add text messaging onto my phone account with telus doesn't just include adding a text messaging component. Since the base plan that I have is "no longer offered" they can't/won't just add a text messaging thing onto my plan, but say that if I want to make any changes to what I have I have to select one of their currently offered packages.
To get something comporable to what I have, and add text messaging will increase my monthly bill by close to $20, and $20 is the amount I would have to pay for each month left in my contract to cancel it and change providers.
Switching to Rogers, and getting a new phone to boot is looking a lot better.