I hope your Competition Bureau wins. The US has no such protection. It was pointed out in these forums before by Karl that text messaging costs carriers nothing. It seems to me as if there is something fundamentally wrong if Canada's three major Wireless carriers are forced to buy texting services from a third party.
There is a big disparity in the US among what the Wireless carriers actually offer. I paid Sprint $1 for 1000 text messages every month. Verizon charges $10 for the same 1000 messages, unless of course should I buy an everything plan -- in which case the actual text messages that costs VZN absolutely not one half-penny would be included at no extra charge.
I bought an iPhone from Verizon only to find an extra 24% in end user fees tacked on to the usual monthly state and federal taxes. Does Verizon tell customers? Of course not. We are all young, yuppies with great wads of disposable income to throw at US Wireless carriers that only provide a bare minimum service. If I ever get another cell phone it will be a no contract and a no name carrier. Sprint does the best job of all. -- Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside
Hope springs eternal. We always "hope" for the best. If there is a CPC I haven't read where any action has ever been taken, and of course we know the FCC has no power to enforce anything without Congressional blessings. -- Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside