Feds Look Into Your Phone Bill
You’ve heard of “sticker shock.” These days, the Feds are trying to do something about what’s some people call “cell shock.”
That’s the shock that comes when wireless phone users get slapped with charges and penalties for doing things like using more than their allotted number of minutes, text messages — or data packets. Before the day is out, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on whether to seek public comment on new rules that would require wireless companies to let subscribers know before they reach such thresholds. Consumers have long complained that they are getting slammed with charges because they don’t get a heads up that they are approaching their coverage limits.