|Nov 23rd Bill Assembled|
The Bell-Virgin Rip-Off Continues
In the past I've also gotten charged for answering a text survey they sent me to rate the customer service that I had just gotten from them. Fool me once.
Maybe the simplest solution would be to use a concept like eminent domain to national the infrastructure and give equal access to it to all players, big and small. Then they would HAVE to compete on price and service.
The CRTC and government need to institute solid regulations and consumer protections. The cartel laughs and openly flouts guidelines, even discouraging and places hidden fees on the the mandated skinny-basic cable packages. Despite cable-cutting becoming a national sport. They'll do anything except provide real choice and competition.
The Canadian Communications Cartel must be defeated, or they will just spread their control and strategies. Competitive pressures you know. That justifies every race to the bottom.
*Update 2018: I just got a ZTE phone. It's FM chip is activated. Maybe the Chinese don't care what the Canadian cell providers want. I'm with Freedom Mobile now and they live up to their name, but my old Samsung's FM chip wasn't activated so it has to be the ZTE. The Chinese might be spying on me now, but I don't care. If they are they will be bored as hell. I only listen to the radio and text my wife and friends.