Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Sep 2011 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In the US wireless market, AT&T is currently attempting to buy T-Mobile to create one heck of a behemoth wireless provider. While earlier this week the US government already filed a lawsuit to block the merger, citing antitrust concerns, US carrier Sprint has now also filed a lawsuit to block the merger.
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RE[3]: So ...
by Fennec_Fox on Wed 7th Sep 2011 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So ..."
Fennec_Fox
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... raping you by charging the receiving party for a phone call or text message...


And this would probably be the most glaring example of customer abuse by mobile service providers in North America. Coming from EU, and walking into the store in Canada to get a cell phone, this to me was the biggest shocker... That, and how laughingly small the "home zone" is, beyond which you are being slapped with hefty roaming charges...

Of course you *can* theoretically get a plan with "free" roaming, incoming texts and calls... But the price of such a plan would be heart-attack inducing...

BTW, in Canada we have it even worse - we have only three major telecom suppliers, also in a "lightly regulated" market... To give you an idea how badly Canadians are being raped, and mega-profits telcos are raking in - one of them, Rogers, has just applied with the government to start their own Chartered Bank...

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