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Mr Matt

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There ought to be a law

The laws related to digital communication media have fallen far behind physical communications. If I send someone an a message via snail mail, the USPS does not charge the recipient the cost of delivering the message. If the message is sent postage due the recipient does not have to accept it. Unfortunately our legislature will not enact laws prohibiting any corporation from charging customers for incoming traffic via their wireless services, if the corporation provides adequate campaign contributions to our politicians. Our legislature should enact laws prohibiting any company providing communication services from charging a customer for incoming traffic whether it be Voice, SMS Text or Advertising downloaded by websites via a customers Wireless Data Service. The only exception would be customers who by contractual agreement accept the cost of incoming traffic as in toll free voice service where the recipent pays.



Noah Vail
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said by Mr Matt:

If I send someone an a message via snail mail, the USPS does not charge the recipient the cost of delivering the message. If the message is sent postage due the recipient does not have to accept it.
USPS had "postage due" for longer than it's been gone. You could put a message in the address like ARS for "arrived home safely" and send it PD. The recipient checks the address and then refuses the letter. After the letter carrier makes a couple of unsuccessful attempts that is.

Those reasones and a dozen others made it a money loser. People didn't care enough to pay what it cost.

People are addicted to SMS and addicts will pay whatever it takes.

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TZi

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reply to Mr Matt

Speaking of the law falling behind the times, just look at all those pay services on cell phones that are hooked to the text messaging services! That area seems grossly unregulated as you can send one simple text message to a number and get charged almost $10 if not more, and some of them end up as repeating monthly charges with little or no notification that you are doing so in neither the text message itself nor in the type/format of number (its not like 1-900 or 976 ). That whole business seems sneaky and targeted towards naive kids.
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