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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

    Jun 6, 2009
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    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

    Jan 13, 2007
    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

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    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

    Nov 15, 2005
    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.

  6. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    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

    Sep 16, 2006
    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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