Full article @: »www.p2pnet.net/story/16340
NDP's Stop the Text-Message Cash Grab Petition @: »www.ndp.ca/page/6577
A day after Telus and Bell Mobility - but not Rogers - slapped a 15-cent charge on incoming text messages (previously free), Industry Minister Jim Prentice has summoned the cellphone chiefs to Ottawa to explain their ill-thought out decision. NDP Leader Jack Layton howled about the aggressive anti-consumer action and called for a consumer revolt on his very own online petition.
Weve had over 7,000 signatures in less than 24 hours! - NDP digital culture spokesman Charlie Angus told p2pnet last night.
Hes even invited industry minister Jim Prentice to sign on.
Angus was talking about the NDP Stop the Text-Message Cash Grab campaign against the new Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility bid to rip their customers off.
Cellphone companies know theyve crossed a line in the ether when rival politicians trip over themselves to join a groundswell of teenage outrage over controversial new fees, says the Toronto Star.