said by scott2020:
Charge what the market will bear. That is what capitalism is about. If people hated it that much, they would stop texting.
Sure, and just like the banking crisis, they will have their hands out looking for a federal bailout because they will say they are "too big to fail." How many government agencies contract with cell phone providers now? You think Uncle Sam is going to let their service go dark?
We don't have a pure capitalistic system. There are some regulations in place but they do not protect the consumer. Or would you rather go back to "caveat emptor."