#CRTCforum hashtag reflects unfiltered exasperation of Canadian wireless consumers

Dozens of Canadians took the opportunity to chime in on the record via Twitter on day one of the CRTC hearings on aggressive and misleading sales tactics by the country’s big telcos.

Canadians have been invited to participate throughout the hearing, which runs until Oct. 26, using the hashtag #CRTCforum. Tweets using the hashtag which comply with the CRTC’s Rules of Engagement will be added to the public record and considered for the CRTC’s report to government on the matter.

Well over 100 individuals had used #CRTCforum as of press time, many unfiltered in expressing exasperation at attempts to resolve issues with their wireless provider ranging from cancellations to so-called bill creep. Others, in under-serviced or rural areas, expressed outrage at having to pay similar rates to their urban counterparts with access to fibre-optic speeds.

Tuesday’s hearing agenda includes presentations from The Fair Communications Sales Coalition, consisting of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, ACORN Canada, National Pensioners Federation and Canadian Association of Retired Persons; and Democracy Watch, among others groups.

You can listen in here, starting at 9 a.m. ET.

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