On November 3rd Rogers Wireless stepped up and requested the CRTC to treat unsolicited text messages as part of the “Do Not Call List”. However, the CRTC formally declined Rogers’ request. Rogers does not charge for incoming text messages while Bell and Telus does (depending on your plan).
Ken Engelhart, Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Rogers Communications Inc. said “Since an SMS is
sent to a customer’s phone number, the National Do Not Call List is a clear opportunity for the CRTC to act now to protect consumers from unwelcome interruptions to their wireless service.”