Despite the hoopla over the pricey plans at Rogers, and increasing pressure from the public in Canada, Bell and Telus both plan to start charging $0.15 for each incoming text message. Bell will start the new pricing on August 8th, with Telus to follow on the 24th. Though both companies already charge for outgoing text messages, this new attempt to squeeze money out of people for something completely out of their control is likely to cause a great deal of resentment to a customer base that is already upset at high prices for phone services.
Update: It seems Rogers is finally going to listen to customers and offer up some decent (still not great) data rates. Is this a roll reversal in the making... Rogers becomes the
less evil good guy and Telus and Bell become the bad guys?! If you're a texter, be sure to subscribe to a plan!