Verizon look to block browsers to stop accidental data fees

Aug 27, 2009
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Verizon are reportedly looking into ways in which subscribers without data plans can be prevented from loading up their handsets' web-browser, after recognising that it was too easy to do so accidentally and be charged $1.99 each time.  According to carrier spokesperson Tom Pica, "it is obvious to [Verizon] that we need to fix this aspect of our service."

The issue has also been affecting AT&T subscribers, who are generally warned upon opening their handset's included browser that they may incur extra fees, but only for the first time.  However AT&T are yet to comment on the issue, and nor have they confirmed whether - like Verizon - they will be refunding those customers who complain about the out-of-package charges.


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