A better deal for B.C.

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We have a rare opportunity to demand a better deal for cell phone users in B.C.!

The provincial government recently announced plans to improve cell phone customer protections and they are looking for input from the public.1

This is our opportunity to create made-in-B.C. customer protections that can... complement the federal regulations under the Wireless Code of Conduct. But if we want the province to enact strong protections, they need to know it’s a priority for people like you.

We’ve put together a set of recommendations to improve the cell phone market in B.C., and we need our community to back up these recommendations before they go off to the government of B.C. in early July.

Will you sign this petition calling on the government of B.C. to bring in stronger customer protections for cell phone users?


The Big Three have been misleading and ripping off British Columbians through cell phone contracts for far too long and this is our best chance to stop that.

Right now, people in B.C. rely entirely on the federal regulations, which have weak enforcement mechanisms and loopholes the Big Three use to take advantage of customers.2

We can’t solely rely on federal protections, which is why we need the provincial government to step up through the B.C. Consumer Protection Act. Made-in-B.C. rules can help stop misleading advertising and increase contract and billing transparency.

Other provinces like Quebec, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia, have passed provincial level legislation to protect wireless service customers over the past decade, bringing greater protections to the people in these provinces.3-5

Now it’s B.C.’s turn to stand up to Big Telecom!

Sign the petition calling for bold protections for B.C. cell phone users.

Thanks for all that you do,

Marie at OpenMedia


[1] Cell Phone Billing Transparency - Government of BC
[2] Cell phone unlocking charges and unreadable contracts are now banned - CBC
[3] An Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act and other legislative provisions - Quebec National Assembly
[4] Distance Service Contracts - Service NL
[5] Fairer Cellphone Rules for Manitobans - Government of Manitoba


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