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AT&T and Verizon Fight Back Against Price Fixing Accusation

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Jun 17, 2009, 7:53 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless have responded publicly to allegations that they colluded to raise the prices of individual text messages. The rate to send a single message has risen from 10 cents to 20 cents between 2006 and 2008. Several senators allege that the price increases prove a lack of competition in the market. AT&T and Verizon each issued statements noting the fact that the price increases in text messaging fees affect only about 17% of their customer base, as the remaining 83% have chosen to subscribe to bundled messaging plans. In sum, only 1% of all sent text messages actually cost 20 cents.

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Punishment donebrasko Jun 17, 2009, 11:45 AM
notice how almost all featues of their plans are alike crammy1 Jun 17, 2009, 10:10 AM
Thanks Guys Azeron Jun 18, 2009, 7:14 PM
Lack of competition? Yankees368 Jun 17, 2009, 8:45 AM
What about charging customers for text messaging and data.... EliteABombAZ Jun 17, 2009, 11:09 AM
Price Fixing CrackberryCurve Jun 17, 2009, 8:33 AM
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