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Congress to Tell TelCo Crammers to Cram it.

Discussion in 'Legislative and Regulatory Issues' started by SayWhat?, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/...make-millions-from-cramming-fees-senator-says
     
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    A lot of those fee additions are government. Think one is so old, it can trace back to the Spanish-American War.
     
  3. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

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    They will find a way to replace the lost revenue just like the banks have after credit card regulations went into effect.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It doesn't mean we should swallow the fee now !

    Keep scrutinized them all the time !
     
  5. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Actually many of the fees that "appear to be" government are labeled that way solely to look like government. They really aren't.

    Like "federal paperwork recovery fee". Bogus, it is just a fee to offset their government paperwork they've had to file for 50 years and now they want to break that out--for more money.

    The details won't bother them, as people notice the total cost, they will switch to other providers.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    And the charges being discussed are not government fees nor fake government fees.

    They are fees for services that were not requested.
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    When I had AT*T, they used to do that to me at least every other month. They refused to block people from adding charges to my phone, so I solved it myself, I signed up for Vonage, had them transfer my number, and once transferred, told AT*T what they could do with THEIR bill as well as the charges they added to it. Will not ever have a phone again while anyone can add charges to it without my permission.
     

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