Wireless Cos., FCC Unveil ‘Bill Shock’ Notifications Plan

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission and a wireless telecommunications trade group on Monday revealed a joint agreement establishing voluntary industry guidelines aimed at providing consumers with free notifications when they near monthly data, voice and messaging limits or incur international roaming charges.

To stave off potential FCC regulation, members of CTIA-The Wireless Association — which represents companies that serve 97 percent of wireless consumers in the U.S. — agreed to adhere to voluntary “Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines,” under which carriers will provide consumers with free alerts...
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