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Rogers Wireless potential class action lawsuit for 911 fees

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Ontario resident Patricia Robson is looking to launch a class action lawsuit against Rogers Wireless. The reason is those 911 service fees… these fees dispatch police, fire and ambulance services. She says that no more than $0.10 is actually required by regulators to pay for the necessary telecommunications infrastructure. Rogers currently charges $0.50 a month for its 911fees (Bell and Telus charge $0.75).

 

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It is sad, though not surprising, that these "fees" are charged.  Verizon angered many customers by adding "administrative fees" at over a dollar per account, basically increasing subscriber fees with non-government-forced fees.  Many argued that was a breach of contract and attempted to get released from contracts sans early termination fees, but Verizon faught them.

 

A BBB complaint I filed only resulted in having a one-time cfredit equal to the fees I would have been charged through the end of the contract term.

 

Unfortunately revenue potential is massive... just pennies of some fee on a major carrier can add up to millions.

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I just pulled up my AT&T bill....wow.  Here's a list of all the misc. and hidden charges on my bill:

 

Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge: 0.43

Federal Universal Service Charge: 2.45

State Public Utility Surcharge: 0.16

Local Wireless 911 Surcharge: 2.75

CA Advanced Services Fund (CASF): 0.25

CHCF A: 0.13

CHCF B: 0.25

Relay Service Device Fund: 0.19

State 911 Tax: 0.42

Teleconnect Fund: 0.09

Universal Lifeline: 1.12

City Utility Users Tax: 7.38

 

Total: $15.62

 

I mean, come on.  What is going on here?  This is beyond ridiculous.  Talk about getting nickel and dimed to death.

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If I didn't need data so much I'd consider just moving everything to prepaid.  Yeah they probably fold some of that into the cost, but at least I don't have to see it itemized every month.

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