I came across a story in theregister.co.uk that goes into some detail on a net neutrality law in the Netherlands. ISPs, especially the wireless variety, complained bitterly about how they
could no longer rob would be hurting for texting/SMS cash.
No doubt. Dropping the words premium text scams into Google gets you a million+ results. Those things are pure gold to the wireless ops, gold on top of the usual outrageous charges. People love being able to text through other apps, and that is already cutting into their take.
A big benefit: you can have the operator switch off SMS and never risk a hit from a premium text again.
If only that kind of law makes it to Canada. We will be able to call ourselves civilized again. Sure, they’ll still charge $3000 per gig for roaming out of country, but texting is super low bandwidth.