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.
“We’ve had over 7,000 signatures in less than 24 hours!” - NDP digital culture spokesman Charlie Angus told p2pnet last night.
He’s 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 they’ve 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.