My column on the decision to kill the cellphone cost calculator generated considerable reaction:
- The Liberal party issued a press release criticizing the decision and arguing that it placed the wireless industry ahead of consumers.
- The CBC covered the story, including comments from the CWTA, PIAC, and Bell (it should be noted that Bell indicates that it did not meet with officials specifically on the cellphone calculator but rather left the issue to the CWTA).
- Catherine Middleton points out the FCC is asking questions about similar consumer disclosures and cost comparisons.
- Readers have pointed to two other private comparison sites – cellphones.ca and cellplanexpert.ca.
Update: The CWTA has just released a new code of conduct that promises that customers will be better informed when making purchases.