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Prepaid expiration lawsuit against Bell to proceed

telecom | 08/18/2014 6:53 pm EDT

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has decided a class-action lawsuit against BCE Inc. regarding the expiry of prepaid accounts for mobile service can proceed, a law firm involved in the case said Monday. Sotos LLP said in a press release that that suit, first announced in May 2012, will proceed on behalf of all Ontario residents who were prepaid customers of Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile Canada or Solo Mobile between May 4, 2010 and Dec. 16, 2013, that had balances remaining on accounts at the end of an active period that expired. The group claims Bell breached contract conditions by...

Advocacy groups petition government on prepaid expirations

telecom | 06/04/2014 6:56 pm EDT

A pair of advocacy groups are asking to the government to overrule the CRTC's decision not to include a ban on expiration dates on prepaid wireless services in the wireless code that took effect late last year. The DiversityCanada Foundation and the National Pensioners Federation made a petition to the federal cabinet to quash a section of the code that allow wireless providers to continue to let prepaid usage on cellphones expire, according to a blog post by Celia Sankar, executive director of the Diversity Canada group. The blog, dated June 2, said that consumers lose about $138...