Bell and Telus plan to introduce fees for incoming text messages in August, now face class action lawsuit
To gain more revenue, sometimes carriers resort to their innate creativity. Canadian carriers Bell and Telus understand this, and is probably why both will start charging incoming text messages to customers starting next month.
That is exactly what I said, minus all of the curse words (OK, just some). Just where did they get this fancy idea, right? Apparently, both carriers are keen on the fact that SMS usage is rising far too fast for the times and want to seize the opportunity of milking this untouched cash cow.
Starting August 8th and 24th for Canada’s Bell and Telus respectively, incoming text messages for everyone will be charged $0.15 Canadian, unless they are subscribed to a pre-existing monthly plan.
Due to the seemingly diabolical plot of this move, both carriers are now facing class action lawsuits in Quebec. Let’s see how this all turns out.
Via Mobile Burn
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