911 fees total $1-billion every 6 1/2 years

911feesEver wonder how much us Canadians pay out every year for that 911 fee on our cellphone bill? Well, we have just over 21 million cellphone subscribers across the country, carriers (Rogers Communications, Bell Canada and Telus) roughly charge $0.50 – $1.00 per customer every month and in 2008 the big 3 each collected between $3.7-million and $4.8-million a month in 2008!

Take this number further, over 6 years we’re paying out about $1 billion. The real question is to ask if you think you’re getting value for your money…or should this 911 service be covered by the government?

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