July 29, 2008

Canada. Class Action Suits Target Text Charges

Two of Canada's cellphone giants face possible class action lawsuits in Quebec over controversial plans to charge customers for incoming text messages, reports mediacaster magazine.

"The suits claim both companies are acting illegally by unilaterally changing the terms of cellular contracts with their clients.

Customers will be charged 15 cents to receive incoming text messages, including uninvited spam messages, under proposed new plans.

Until now, incoming text messages have not been subject to charges.

Customers with a text messaging rate plan or bundle will not be affected by the new charges."

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