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FCC Lays Down 'Bill Shock' Proposal

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Oct 14, 2010, 1:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Federal Communications Commission today finalized its proposal to prevent U.S wireless customers from suffering "bill shock." The proposal has three parts. First, it wants network operators to provide over-the-air limit alerts in the form of voice or text messages that are sent automatically when a user nears his or her monthly limit. Second, it wants clear warnings sent to users who leave the country and are at risk for incurring mobile roaming charges that are not included in their monthly plan. Last, the FCC wants network operators to provide "easy-to-find" tools that consumers can use set usage limits and review usage balances. The FCC is also asking for comment on whether all carriers should be required to offer the option of capping usage based on limits set by consumers.

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The biggest thing the FCC is missing is 80dollarcarcharger Oct 18, 2010, 9:06 AM
Overages are a racket SprintFTW Oct 18, 2010, 1:04 PM
Because God help us if we were just responsible... JeffdaBeat Oct 14, 2010, 1:08 PM
ZOMG NOT ANOTHER REGULATION! flip mode Oct 14, 2010, 1:24 PM
Complain all you want-- muchdrama Oct 14, 2010, 9:16 PM
Since When Can The Goverment Change The Terms On A PRIVATE Agreement? MadFatMan Oct 14, 2010, 3:04 PM
Is there another issue here? SPCSVZWJeff Oct 14, 2010, 7:37 PM
I can see why they want to get involved but... justfinethanku Oct 14, 2010, 4:34 PM
An Ok idea Menno Oct 14, 2010, 1:42 PM
What started it all... GeeksAreBest Oct 15, 2010, 12:57 PM
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