FCC Launches New Alert System To Fight With Mobile ‘Bill Shock’

Posted on Apr 20 2012 - 4:58am by Editorial Staff

Bill shock this is what most of us usually get when a long mobile bill comes to our head – to help undergo this – the US Federal Communication Commission has launched a new tool for consumers that provides information about bill shock. The free alerts will cover usage for voice, data, SMS, and international roaming, and will come in two forms — one when you’re nearing your limit, and another once you pass it. FCC Chairman Genachowski said, “Using technology to empower consumers with information has been among the top priorities of the Commission. Last October, announce[d] new commitments to provide free alerts to consumers before they approach limits and incur fees. We also promised an online resource with information about when carriers begin providing these alerts. Today, we deliver on that promise.” Usage alerts gained momentum during 2010 and 2011 when lawmakers started complaining of “bill shock.” We hope with this no one get further bill shock.

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