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Ontario wireless code comes into effect

telecom | 04/07/2014 7:33 pm EDT

A provincial consumer protection bill covering wireless services in Ontario that echoes the federal wireless code is now in force. The provincial government said in a press release last week that the Wireless Services Agreement Act would apply to “new contracts, as well as existing contracts that are amended, renewed or extended as of April 1, 2014.” The bill, among other stipulations, requires that wireless service contracts be “written in plain language” and that they “clearly outline” what types of services will cause a consumer to incur additional...