e911 fee

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Do we have an option of paying e911 fees ??? If this is an Alberta government fee like the koodoo rep told me over the phone, then I should be able to call the govt. to make sure they are getting this monthly fee.(btw no one could help regarding this at the Alberta government) . As I did not sign up for this I feel it should only be charged if I actually dialled the 911 number. Sooo tired of being nickeled and dimed all the time . Show me a letter from the Alberta Government that this is actually is a requirement from them. Or is this just another tactful way of telus/koodoo to ding their customers once again.

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Janice Klotz

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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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The thing is that the 911 operators still need to be paid even if nobody calls. Otherwise they go home and don't answer when somebody does.
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This is what tax is - you're paying a piece of everyone's bill so the service is available for everybody.

Here in Quebec they've had a 911 fee for years and if my $0.40 a month means somebody can get an ambulence when they need it, I'm actually pretty okay with that.
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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There. Official government legislation. It's $0.44, not 5 bucks a month or something...
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Chris Petersens

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Where is the five bucks coming from? No one charges that, right?

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