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Speak Out USA increases 911 Fee from $1.25/month to $2.14/month
December 12, 2008
4:54 pm
iamdrumming
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Speak Out Wireless in the USA just increased the 911 fee (without warning) from $1.25/month to a hefty $2.14/month. In Canada the 911 fee is $0.99/month. Speak Out USA and Speak Out Canada are both managed by Ztar Mobile.

Let's hope they don't increase the fee in Canada as well.

December 12, 2008
6:45 pm
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yeh - that would really tick people off - hopefully SO Canada made the decision to increase local calls from .20 to .25 (for $25 & $50 topups) whereas SO US decided to increase 911 rates - who knows what's happening in the background with each of their network carriers & cost structure. 🙂

December 12, 2008
6:53 pm
iamdrumming
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That's true.

I know that Speak Out in the USA recently decreased their airtime rate to $0.15/minute (well before the 911 fee went up). That is a flat rate for local calls as well as long distance). I personally think that they increased the 911 fee to offset the airtime rate, because they knew they messed up by offering it too low.

December 12, 2008
9:01 pm
okanagan
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Below is an extract from wikapedia on Speakout comparing US vs Canada

7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless Rates (USA) Denomination
$10 $25 $50 $100
Minutes Per Card up to 65 up to 165 up to 332 up to 665
Rate Per Card 15¢ 15¢ 15¢ 15¢
Long Distance 15¢ 15¢ 15¢ 15¢
Text Messages 5¢ 5¢ 5¢ 5¢
Monthly 911 Fee $2.14 $2.14 $2.14 $2.14
Expiration Period 365 days 365 days 365 days 365 days

7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless Rates (Canada) Denomination

$25 $50 $75 $100
Minutes Per Card up to 100 up to 200 up to 376 up to 500
Rate Per Card 25¢ 25¢ 20¢ 20¢
Long Distance 45¢ 45¢ 36¢ 36¢
Text Messages 5¢ 5¢ 4¢ 4¢
Monthly 911 Fee 99¢ 99¢ 99¢ 99¢
Expiration Period 365 days 365 days 365 days 365 days

If this doesn't come out lined up properly - here is the link to the Wikapedia site - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.....t_Wireless

December 12, 2008
10:11 pm
iamdrumming
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Yes, I am well aware of the Wikipedia information, as I have been adding information to it 😉