The FCC rule shouldn’t just compel cell phone companies to give consumers conspicuous warnings before they rack up big overages. They should make such overages impossible.
How about that? Slate’s Timothy Noah thinks the FCC’s proposed “bill shock” rule — which would compel cell phone companies to give consumers adequate warning before they rack up overage charges — isn’t strong enough. He suggests the FCC tell the carriers to actually stop consumers’ use of data when they hit a limit — and then ask the consumers if they’d like to continue going over. Seems fair to me, for both sides.