FCC launches 'bill shock' website to educate wireless consumers

By Shawn Knight
Apr 20, 2012
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  1. The Federal Communications Commission has launched a website designed to educate consumers regarding unexpected mobile phone charges collectively referred to as bill shock. The website keeps track of which major...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,295   +663

    What we really need is a site that shows how much North Americans pay for wireless vs the rest of the world. You talk about sticker shock..

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

  4. HalfHuman

    HalfHuman TS Rookie

    americans pay a lot less for gas and electronics, compared to europeans so stop complaining. :)
  5. Don't blame America if your prices are higher, blame your government!
  6. With this being a voluntary deal, I have to wonder if it won't slowly fade away again in the future. Should have just made it a FCC rule/law to start with. I reckon the only way to ensure no bill shock, is to go the prepaid route-you know when you buy your minutes how much you are spending, and some, like Tracfone, actually tell you on screen how many minutes/texts you have remaining, so you always know where you stand. Oh, and for those still not convinced, prepaid is a darn side cheaper than contract services and without the 2 year confinement!

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