TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: F.C.C. Extends 'Truth in Billing' Guidelines to Cellphones

F.C.C. Extends 'Truth in Billing' Guidelines to Cellphones

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 26 Mar 2005 09:59:42 -0500

March 11, 2005

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (AP) - Regulators voted Thursday to extend "truth
in billing" guidelines to cellphone bills in hopes of promoting
clearer, shorter statements devoid of confusing add-on fees.

All five members of the Federal Communications Commission gave their
support to a measure requiring cellphone bills to be "brief, clear,
nonmisleading and in plain language." The guidelines already cover
bills for traditional phone service.

The F.C.C. said it was misleading to suggest that any fees in addition
to the base rate for cellphone service were caused by taxes or
government-mandated charges.

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