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December 22, 2010

BIG BAD BELL -MONOPOLIES AND UNFAIR, RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

 

 http://stopusagebasedbilling.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/overturn-the-crtc-ruling/

  

 An “unfair trade practice”, means a trade practice which, for the purpose of promoting the sale, use or supply of any goods or for the provision of any services, adopts any unfair method or unfair or deceptive practice. One gets the Bell intention that they offer a TOTALLY stable, state of the  art, new internet, communication system anywhere in Canada too. Bell here too often represents that the goods or services have sponsorship, approval, performance, characteristics, accessories, uses or benefits which in reality their  goods or services do not have. For example one cannot readily get their maximum internet speed at the point of usage. BELL gives to the public a  Warranty or guarantee of the performance, efficacy or length of life of a product or of any goods that is not based on an adequate or proper test thereof: The initial speed only is given and not   measuring  the actual speed on your end. BELL thus makes a false or misleading representation concerning the need for, or the usefulness of, their good, or services by making a false emphasis on the maximum initial speed available, thus neglecting the whole truth, the actual quality of service provided now as well. BELL thus now too often falsely tends to represents their TOO OFTEN Old, Archaic Systems, Services  as being of a particular high standard standard, quality or grade.  ONE HEARING, OR READING THE CANADA BELL NATIONAL LYING ADVERTISEMENTS   MAKES ONE THINK THAT THEY SEEM TO HAVE ONE OF THE BEST COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET SYSTEMS WHEREAS IN REALITY THIS  IS FAR FROM THE TRUTH. They clearly do falsely represents their  re-built, second-hand, renovated, reconditioned or old goods as NOW BEING rather supposedly  high tech, mostly new goods which IS CLEARLY A FALSE ADVERTISING PRACTICE  STILL TOO.  Bell also does still fail often top keep their  promise to replace, maintain or repair an article or any part thereof or to repeat or continue a service until it has achieved an in itially  specified result, since their system even need continual repairs.. 

 

Bell Canada paid a record $1.3-million penalty for “unauthorized telemarking practices,” including peddling its services to people on the national do-not-call list, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Monday.  The company hired independent telemarketers both in Canada and abroad who ended up contacting people on both the national and Bell’s internal do-not-call lists to promote and sell its services, the CRTC said.  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/CRTC+fines+Bell+Canada/4006617/story.html

 

Bell Canada’s website and  letters to subscribers caused local phone subscribers to believe they would be charged 9 cents per minute to make local calls.  http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Bell+charge+local+calls/3979888/story.html

 

 Bell undeniably also falsely practices monopolistic,  RESTRICTIVE practices with it’s competitions.  BELL SHOULD BE FORCED, MADE TO SEPARATE ITSELF TOTALLY FROM IT’S COMPETITIVE SERVICES. THIS NOW INDEPENDENT FIRM SHOULD COMPETE ON IT’S OWN WITH THE REST OF THE COMPETITORS

 

Several executives of small ISPs argued that Bell’s price increases, which vary by province, are not about recovering costs from increased bandwidth use, but are purely about profit and putting competitors at a disadvantage. The group’s letter points out that Bell is not charging its own customers for the vast amounts of bandwidth chewed up by its own Internet protocol-based TV service, which travels over the same wires, but would charge ISPs that want to offer such a service – making the effort economically unfeasible. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/isps-argue-crtc-decision-kills-competition/article1847757/

 

The City of Vancouver passed a motion Thursday expressing opposition to the CRTC’s usage-based Internet billing decision.  In a CRTC decision in October, the commission said Bell Canada and Bell Aliant can charge usage-based billing to wholesale resale customers like Distributel, Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. and TekSavvy Solutions IncOpenMedia.ca, a nonprofit advocacy group for open communications systems, has been running a campaign against the CRTC decision.  http://www.thewirereport.ca/reports/content/11714-vancouver_passes_motion_against_usage_based_billing 

 

 

Bell Canada says its business is in such rough shape its going to have to DOUBLE its overage charge for exceeding their paltry 60 gigs from 30 dollars a month to 60 dollars.  Don’t worry though, because they’re going to be giving the money to a good cause… their shareholders.         http://malocite.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/bell-needs-more-money/ 

  

The Internet is only as good and fast as its weakest link. That weak link  is Bell Canada. Bell’s customer satisfaction rates are among the lowest in the business. http://socialmediasnews.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/the-internet-is-only-as-good-and-fast-as-its-weakest-link-that-weak-link-is-one-of-the-top-5-telecom-companies-bell-canada/# 

 

The telephone, water, electricity, fuel and the internet are all essential services that need to be regulated too

My useless Liberal MNA  Clément Gignac, and my useless Liberal MP  Lise Zarac, MP   have even  yet to even acknowledge one of my many letters to them..they are as bad as their bad  predecessor Paul Martin and Monique Forget.  Members of the Select Committee of Dead Ministers Dying with no Dignity.

SEE ALSO       

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/consumer-complaints-abuses-and-their-increase-was-so-predictable/

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/bell-canada-recently-is-so-ready-to-sue-others-first-needs-to-sue-itself/

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/  

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/about-time-big-3-put-into-their-place-bell-rogers-and-telus/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/bell-and-telus-unrealistic-management-expectations/

 

 

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