Senators Take Network Operators to Task Over SMS Charges
Sep 9, 2008, 6:55 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Sen. Herb Kohl, chair of the antitrust subcommittee, sent a letter to the four major U.S. wireless firms, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The letter expressed his concerns that the rates for sending text messages has doubled over the last three years to 20 cents, while the cost of sending them has not increased. Senator Kohl is formally requesting the network operators to explain the reasons for the price increases and to justify them compared to the rates of sending / receiving emails and other services. The network operators have yet to respond.
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What's his mobile number?
While he's at it...
You all get my point. It is none of the governments concern as to what a company charges for an OPTIONAL service. If they want to charge $1/SMS, that's there right as a business in the US.
Kohl needs to leave free enterprise alone
The government has no business setting prices for services.
People are sending more messages, people are willing to pay more for them, and the infrastructure costs more to keep using more messages, then previously.
I remember when Texts...
You know whats really ironic?...
The carriers are charging more for SMS because they may need to spend more money to add capacity to their networks in areas just for SMS.
Do the math.