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Blog Post
11/30/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Gov's announcement today that Susan Kennedy, Gray Davis's Cabinet Secretary, will be his chief of staff is all too consistent with the Schwarzenegger agenda of turning the keys of state over to Big Business. Kennedy may be a Democrat, but she's no friend of the people. At the Public Utilities Commission, at the behest of telecom companies, she...
News Release
5/23/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Court Says FTCR Can't Sue Cell Phone Company Under New Ballot Measure Los Angeles, CA -- Nextel used a 2004 ballot measure that voters were told would stop "shakedown" lawsuits to get a lawsuit charging the cell phone company with unfair billing practices thrown out of court today. The case was brought against Nextel in 2003 by the...
Feature
1/1/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
If you have an active fax machine, you've probably received annoying ads that you didn't ask for. Like junk mail and spam e-mail, "junk faxes" are another way businesses waste our time and invade our privacy at home and the office. Some of the problems created by "junk faxing" include: Blocked Communication. All fax machine owners can have...
Blog Post
5/28/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved yesterday a Cell Phone Bill of Rights that includes simple steps for transparency in cell phone bills and the right to cancel a new contract within thirty days or when the phone company increases rates. Consumer groups responded with disappointment about the narrow scope of the changes....
Blog Post
5/13/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
  Arnold has been asked to intervene on behalf of the telecommunications industry to block a much anticipated and long-awaited cell phone consumers bill of rights that is in its final stage at the Public Utilities Commission this month. Arnold, who has received more than $100K from the cell phone industry including $5K this week from Verizon...
Blog Post
1/12/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
In Arnold's Christmas stocking was a $10,000 gift from cell phone giant Cingular. This added to the quarter million in campaign contributions that the Guv has already received from the communications industry, including max-out contributions from other telecom powerhouses such as SBC and Nextel. Four days after receiving the Cingular contribution...
News Story
8/12/2001
Posted by Mark Reback
In a surprising turn of events, the mega merger that consumer watchdogs decried, but most deemed a fait accompli, faces a real risk of disintegrating at the hands of federal regulators. Last last night, a new poll of policy analysts examining the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile found that the deal was now more likely to...