Virgin to start charging customers “for the funding of the 911 service”

Virgin has put a note on their Customer Updates section (and also sending out e-mails to customers) that they will start charging customers a 911 fee. This goes into effect January 29th, 2010 and is only for those who reside Saskatchewan, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island.

Virgin also points out that they are not making any profit from the fee and it’s the government to blame. They state that it’s “a regulated provincial tax for the funding of the 911 service” and that “this is a charge that was created by the governments in these provinces and not by Virgin Mobile. We’re required to collect the tax and pass it on to these governments just like provincial sales taxes.”

Check out the chart for the associated cost.
(Thanks Callum)