Articles tagged in fcc

07.28.11

Anatomy of a Cell Phone Bill – with FCC Tips!

Stan Reybern

Your monthly cell phone bill can be full of confusing fees and overage charges. Luckily, the FCC is working to put an end to “bill shock” by forcing wireless companies to be more transparent about their charges. Here are some common ones that you might come across and tips from the FCC to help you avoid them! click to enlarge

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05.12.10

FCC Mulling Over Europe’s Wireless “Bill Shock” Cure

Erik Chang

Cellphone users should be alerted when wireless bills increase suddenly and excessively, says the Federal Communication Commission.

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01.28.10

FCC questions early termination fees by wireless carriers and Google

Tony Adam

On Tuesday, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) sent inquiries to AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile, the four main wireless carriers, along with Google regarding Early Termination Fees (ETFs) and questioning their necessity. The FCC remarks that there is no standard framework throughout the wireless industry for applying ETFs to customers. Because of this, the FCC has sent a set

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10.23.09

FCC to America: Is Your Cell Phone Bill Confusing?

Angelica Nierras

This summer, the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) asked America to weigh in on whether consumers have enough information to make decisions about their communications services. Turns out Americans have plenty to say. And so do we. BillShrink has found that 8 out of 10 people are overpaying on their cell phone bills — to the tune of $800 million dollars

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