Our American neighbours might be getting a bit of wriggle room when it comes to mobile plans. A “lemon law” that’s been going through the legal pipes would allow subscribers to ditch their carrier and their plan without financial penalty should their device develop a fault on three or more occasions, i.e. when the deal goes sour. The law is primarily geared towards providing some protection against shady cell phone dealers who provide sub-par service but still lock users into paying up.
Tragically, it doesnâ€™t look like youâ€™ll be getting more than $2.50 for any future BlackBerry blackouts.
“A proposal which would have required a mobile phone operator to pay a consumer $25 for each day the handset is unavailable to the consumer or each day the consumer does not have full access to all of the contracted services was rejected.”