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Don’t divorce handset, service pricing: wireless providers

telecom | 02/07/2017 10:15 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Changing the rules so that the cost of a wireless device is divorced from a monthly service payment on a customer’s bill would take a considerable amount of work to implement, a CRTC panel heard Tuesday as the regulator continued its review of the three-year-old Wireless Code. During Quebecor Inc.’s appearance, conducted in French, vice-president of regulatory affairs for telecommunications Dennis Béland told the three-commissioner panel that most proposed modifications to the code governing the conduct of wireless service providers could be...