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FCC with a plan to help you avoid bill shocks

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FCC with a plan to help you avoid bill shocks
You've probably had at least one time when you've been unpleasantly surprised by an unexpectedly high cell phone bill. Well, it might have been your last, as the FCC has come up with a plan, which will eventually require carriers to send automatic text notifications to their customers, should they start generating a bill that is significantly higher than their regular monthly fee. This will, of course, include data, roaming and other charges, and not just talk.

According to Joel Gurin, who is leading the initiative, this plan aims to help users avoid the so called "bill shocks", similarly to how it's done overseas by European carriers, which are  required to send such notifications by law.

What do you think about that - are such actions needed? Have you ever experienced a bill shock? Sound off in the comments below!

via: NYTimes

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