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Sprint Finalizes 'Bill Shock' Notification Service

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Charles Bigelow

Mar 5, 2013, 4:30 PM
Why not run behind these people at the same time with a roll of toilet paper?
One should be able to use common-sense instead of needing a notification. Sure its a convenience.
One subscribes to a limited allotment hence the word limited.
What next? A notification electroshock therapy appointments?

Mar 5, 2013, 5:20 PM
I do find this quite bizarre.

If you're signed up for a service that bills you, you shouldn't need a reminder to tell you how much your bill is going to be.

Now I can get it being a convenience thing, but having it be instated by the FCC that it's mandatory? Meh.
T Bone

Mar 5, 2013, 10:08 PM
What I really want to know where did the FCC get the authority to regulate billing practices in the first place?

The purpose of the FCC is to regulate the airwaves, to make sure that you don't have two radio stations trying to broadcast on the exact same frequency and that kind of stuff...

Nowhere in the FCC charter does it say that the FCC can regulate the business practices of the companies that use the airwaves....they just kind of grabbed that authority without any legal justification for it...

Mar 7, 2013, 2:51 PM
Perhaps the logic is that the FCC is requiring text messages to be sent, which are sent via the airwaves, therefore it's their authority.

Or not. Or they're overextending their role.

But it couldn't be that...

Mar 5, 2013, 6:11 PM
You would be surprised at how many calls we get monthly from customers complaining that they were never notified they were close to overage. They are for the most part lazy and feel entitled and should be catered to. It's too hard to send a text to check usage but it's much easier calling in complaining for an hour demanding credit for something they did........

Mar 5, 2013, 6:26 PM
With all of the great all you can use plans, this really seems unnecessary.
Rusty Shackleford

Mar 6, 2013, 12:50 PM
Unnecessary? That's when the lumbering sloth of Mommy Government responds best!

Mar 7, 2013, 2:53 PM
"OH MY GOSH LOOK AT ALL OF THESE NEGATIVE REPURCUSSIONS SURROUNDING PEOPLE UNLOCKING THEIR PHONES! ...but ignore all that other bad stuff going on that we should probably focus our time/money on..."

-Illegalizes Unlocking Phones-

I'll say.

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