Thursday, July 19, 2007

Call ended

Dad's subscriptions are still coming in, among them Business Week. The current issue looked at the minute-eating "fees" on long-distance phone cards marketed especially to the immigrant community. As someone who depended on phone cards while living in Italy, I felt a special kind of nausea on learning about fees added when a call begins; fees charged weekly or monthly after activation; fees charged when a call ends; fees for calls that last more than 20 minutes... Had I been cheated, too?
There are plenty of reputable phone cards that do not have these hidden charges, but "caveat emptor."

1 comment:

winifritz said...

Thanks to your caveat about phone card fees we can all say in unison "Caveat venditor".