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Commissioner Clyburn's Statement on CTIA Guidelines

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Released: October 17, 2011

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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October 17, 2011
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STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON CTIA GUIDELINES TO

ALERT MOBILE CUSTOMERS ABOUT SERVICE OVERAGES

"I applaud Chairman Genachowski for urging the mobile wireless industry to adopt voluntary measures
that alert consumers when they are approaching usage levels that would cause them to incur higher fees
for voice, text, and data services. The most recent federal government survey on wireless substitution
shows that more than 29.7 percent of American households rely only on mobile wireless service for their
voice service. Particularly in difficult economic times, we should do all we can to help Americans
manage their mobile wireless expenses. Steve Largent of CTIA has shown leadership by persuading his
members to adopt meaningful alert guidelines. Perhaps the most important aspect of these guidelines is
that CTIA's members agreed to procedures that will allow the FCC staff to track their compliance with
these measures. I hope that the Commission will keep open our Bill Shock proceeding and not hesitate to
act if, despite these voluntary efforts, rules are still necessary to protect consumers."
-- FCC--

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