FCC Says U.S. Carriers Complied with 'Bill Shock' Rules
The Federal Communications Commission today boasted that its attempts to prevent "bill shock" have proven mostly successful. According to the FCC, the bulk of American wireless customers are protected from bill shock because most U.S. wireless network operators met the April 17 deadline to provide free, automatic alerts to customers who approach or exceed their wireless plan limits. Before the program was put into motion 18 months ago, some consumers complained about receiving large bills with no warning from their carrier that they had exceeded plan limits. "This milestone is a clear win for consumers," said Chairman Julius Genachowski. "These text alerts will allow consumers to enjoy the benefits of mobile without unexpected hits to their wallets."
Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bill HR 2666, which could interfere with the FCC's ability to enforce net neutrality provisions.
Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama
The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed bill S517, which makes it legal once again for consumers to unlock their cell phones.
Congress Gives Unlocking Bill Another Shot
Lawmakers on Monday agreed to a revised bill to make it legal for people to unlock their cell phones. Senator Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley introduced the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act last year in order to restore consumers' ability to unlock their phones.
Phone-Unlocking Bill Advances to Senate
The full Senate will vote on a bill that aims to reestablish the legality of unlocking cell phones. The bipartisan proposal was agreed to in broad terms last month.
FCC Adopts Rules for Text-to-911 for All Messaging Apps
The FCC today formally adopted rules that will require all providers of messaging services to enable their apps with text-to-911 capabilities. Earlier this year the FCC said industry players outside the four major wireless network operators need to get on board.
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Taking responsibility for your own wireless account and using the available self service options that that carrier provides. What kind of world are we living in? Bill shock...what a joke!!! The Senate will pass this b
You are agreeing to the service, it is your own responsibility to know, and track your usage. You don't need a calculator, every single carrier has star and pound codes you can dial directly into the device to retrieve anything you need...
ONE TIME I went into my account and set it up to shut down data service when a certain threshold is met. When that happens, I have to log into their website and click an override button to reac...