Mythbuster Adam Savage (right) leads Twitter revolt against AT&T.
For the last few weeks it hasn’t been unusual to see AT&T among Twitter’s trending topics — following its disappointing performance at WWDC and the activation issues with the new iPhone 3G S, the carrier hasn’t exactly been garnering positive reactions from its legions of Twitter-using members.
The source of the recent flurry of AT&T tweets is Adam Savage (@donttrythis) of MythBusters fame, who Tweets “Text messaging fees are stupid robbery? (they are), AT&T is attempting to charge me 11k for a few hours of web surfing in Canada. Pls RT!”
Today Adam Savage tweeted about ROGER WIRELESS to raise the fee for INCOMING TEXT MESSAGES “Canada’s Rogers Wireless is soon to charge 15¢ for INCOMING txt. Prob. cheaper to call dude in INDIA: pay HIM to READ your txt to you.”
UPDATE from Rogers (30 Jun)
I’m on the communications team at Rogers and wanted to reach out to you about yesterday’s post and Rogers incoming SMS charges.Incoming texts will continue to be unlimited for customers that are one of our plans; see www.rogers.com/receivedtext for plan details. Most of our customers are on plans: 94 percent of sent and received texts are by customers within a plan.Our customers were notified several months ago about the new charges starting on July 7. Please get in touch if you have any further questions.