The ongoing $6-million class action lawsuit between Yellowknife resident James Anderson and Bell has dragged on since 2007. Anderson claims that where he lives there is no 911 service so he shouldn’t have to pay the monthly $0.75 911 fee. He’s not alone, there are about 20,000 Bell customers in the North West Territories that are possibly seeking a resolution to this case. Anderson stated when the lawsuit became a class action case that “We’ve had to put up without having the service and having to pay for it, and that’s not like it is in most areas of Canada. So, yeah, I think it’s a win for everybody up here.”
A glimpse of progress occurred this month when Anderson met with Bell representatives to reach a settlement… but unfortunately this didn’t happen. Bell’s reasoning for charging the fee to customers in the N.W.T is because people could possibly use the 911 service when they are traveling to southern Canada. So the case continues but no follow up court date has been set.
Whenever this settles what do you think the outcome will be?