Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bell and Telus Customers To Get Hosed For Receiving Text Messages

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Users of the post office don't pay for the mail they receive, but the mail they send. That's the way it's always been. That's also the way it's been for cell phone text messaging but that's going to come to an end next month. Canadian cell carriers Bell and Telus are going to change that. For customers who do not have a texting plan as part of their cell phone subscription. In August both carriers will introduce a charge fifteen cents per text message that they get.

This already has subscribers complaining that the cell carriers are just nickel and dimeing subscribers, but ultimately the goal of the cell carriers is to get subscribers to add text messaging packages to cell phone subscriptions.

The companies currently competing in the auction to enter the cell phone market in Canada will take about two years to get started, looks like it's going to be a very long two years.

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