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Bell/Telus to charge for receiving text messages

Old Jul 9th 2008, 8:18 pm
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http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/...d-441d51cc0b79

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Cellphone users are about to be hit with new fees as two of Canada's telecommunications giants plan to bring in a levy on incoming text messages.

Bell Mobility will begin charging customers 15 cents per incoming text message on Aug. 8. Telus Mobility is moving to the same billing practice effective Aug. 24. Until now, their pay-per-use customers who send text messages have been charged a 15-cent fee per message, but it hasn't cost anything to receive them.

The pending new charge has sparked outrage on blogs, with customers saying they can't control who sends them messages, especially when spammers obtain their cell number or retailers send them unsolicited messages
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Old Jul 9th 2008, 8:24 pm
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Hmmmm, so they want people on contracts I guess
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Old Jul 10th 2008, 1:12 am
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I received a letter about this the other day, good job I hardly use the phone
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Old Jul 10th 2008, 1:48 am
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I talked to our Telus rep at work today about this, he said its only gonna happen if you dont have a text message plan, if you do then you wont be charged.
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Old Jul 10th 2008, 2:25 am
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Default Re: Bell/Telus to charge for receiving text messages

In NS, Bell/Aliant sent out the same info

Thank goodness my kids have a texting plan - unlimited texts for the lifetime of our contract for $5 per month. Youngest son rarely uses phone or texts, but my 17 year old has (in the last 4 months) gone from under 20 texts per month to 888 sent, 864 received last month!!!!!! (can you tell he is loved up with his girlfriend )
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