August 15, 2008 10:40 am
Ontario resident Patricia Robson is looking to launch a class action lawsuit against Rogers Wireless. The reason is those 911 service fees… these fees dispatch police, fire and ambulance services. She says that no more than $0.10 is actually required by regulators to pay for the necessary telecommunications infrastructure. Rogers currently charges $0.50 a month for its 911fees (Bell and Telus charge $0.75).
CRTC says it’s up to individual operators to justify higher 911 fees and says there is no requirement to break out a separate charge on subscriber bills.