Attention text messagers: You are being ripped off
Posted by sanityinjection on January 6, 2009
Personally, I refuse to send or receive text messages, because I have always felt that the mobile companies charge ripoff rates for them, even under their “unlimited” plans. Now, thanks to Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl (D), we know that this is in fact the case:
This is a classic example of how the government’s antitrust oversight is supposed to work. Senator Kohl, as the chair of the antitrust subcommittee, launched an investigation. As a result of that investigation, several class-action lawsuits have been filed by private parties. Which means the government doesn’t have to pass any new sweeping laws; the court system will presumably take care of the problem if even one of those lawsuits succeeds.