letter to the
SaskTel has found a new way to gouge responsible CEL phone users.
have been using SaskTel’s “Prepaid Pay per Minute” plan
and using a CEL phone I have purchased outright. The plan required
the user to purchase and apply a minimum of $20.00 every 60 days.
minutes would accumulate as a credit so long as a new purchase was
applied within 60 days (if applied only at 61 days, or two months
in some cases,
the accumulated credit was cancelled).
I purchased the phone and was using this plan because I wanted an emergency
CEL access and for possible contingencies where I would need longer wireless
SaskTel does not like me. I received a letter, dated October 5, saying
that they would start charging me $8.00 per month if I used less than
$7.41 in any month. In other words, if I did not use their service, they
would still charge me as if I had.
In my way of thinking, taking money from me for services not supply
is theft or fraud.
then goes on to tell me they will not charge the $8.00 amount
if I subscribe to their “Pay Per Month” plan.
I believe that is extortion.
As a public utility, why is Sasktel allowed to commit fraud / theft
and extortion on Saskatchewan citizens?