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Lawmakers want to crack down on surprise phone, internet bills. Getty Images Have you been surprised by the charges on your monthly phone or internet bills? Lawmakers want to get rid of those hidden fees.Sen. Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, last week introduced the Truth-in-Billing, Remedies and User Empowerment over Fees (‘TRUE Fees’) Act. If passed, the bill will require phone, cable and internet companies to include all charges in the prices they advertise for services as well as provide consumers solutions when they’re wrongfully charged.”For too long customers have been surprised each month to find that their cable, phone and internet bills are much higher than the advertised price. The TRUE Fees Act would put an end to these advertising practices that only confuse consumers about the true costs,” Markey said in a release. “If phone, cable and internet companies won’t be fully transparent with consumers, then Congress should act.”Hidden phone and internet fees aren’t rare experiences for consumers. AT&T in June quietly doubled its administrative fee from 76 cents to $1.99, which could help the company rake in $800 million more in revenue. These “below the line” charges aren’t considered to be part of the regular service fee customers pay each month. Instead, they’re generally listed with local and state taxes at the bottom of a bill, though the fees aren’t required by the government.This bill would also allow customers to end their contract early without a penalty if the provider increases prices, prevent providers from increasing equipment fees unless the equipment is improved, and prohibit forced arbitration clauses for wrongful billing errors. Lawmakers who backed the bill include House Reps. Mark Takano, Eleanor Norton, Tim Ryan, Earl Blumenauer, Jamie Raskin, Joe Courtney, Donald Beyer, Janice Schakowsky and Mike Thompson, along with Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Amy Klobuchar, Ben Cardin, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden and Tina Smith. Share your voice Tags Politics Mobile 2 Comments
BNPThe police on Sunday arrested 17 activists of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in the capital.Police claimed that they arrested them when they were holding a “secret meeting” at capital’s Banglamotor Sunday afternoon. The police, however, did not explain what they meant by “secret meeting”.The arrestees include: Dhaka city’s south unit acting general secretary Habibur Rashid, senior vice president Shamsul Huda, vice president Yunus Mridha, joint secretaries KM Jobayer, Alamgir Hossain, and ANM Saiful Islam, organising secretaries Saiful Islam and Rafiqul Islam.Police’s Ramna Division deputy commissioner Maruf Hossain Sarder told Prothom Alo that the law enforcement arrested them on charge of holding secret meeting.BNP insiders said they were holding the meeting to talk about possible programmes to press home their demand for the release of their chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia and to devise election campaign programmes for Gazipur and Khulna city corporation elections.In a press statement protesting at the arrest, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government is arresting opposition activists including BNP men as part of its repression on the opposition, ostensibly to tame down the ongoing street campaign demanding the release of Khaleda.