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News Summary: Canada agency sues 3 wireless giants


THE CHALLENGE: The Canadian Competition Bureau is suing the country's three biggest wireless carriers and an industry association over what it calls "misleading" advertising of texting services.

DAMAGES SOUGHT: It is seeking US$10.25 million (CA$10 million) each in customer refunds from Telus Corp., Rogers Communications Inc. and Bell Canada, and US$1.3 million (CA$1 million) from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, the industry's main lobby group.

FINDINGS: The bureau says Bell, Rogers and Telus, in conjunction with the association, facilitated the sale of premium-rate digital content, such as trivia questions and ringtones, for fees that had not been adequately disclosed.


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