The Most Ridiculous US Law of 2013 (So Far):

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why they do this
In reply to Marty4650, Jan 30, 2013

Marty4650 wrote:

Oh... and by the way... this is precisely what happens when your Congress represents corporate interests rather than representing the people.


Amen to that...

In France, it took years to open the cellphone market to competition and the 4 major companies (some with very strong ties to government high ranking officials) were condemned for illegal agreements to fix prices.

Finally, a new operator was allowed and refused to play ball (Free) : monthly fees for a full fledged use (unlimited call + 3G access) went from over 35€ to 15€ and 2h communication+unlimited texts is 2€ (0€ if you're already using Free for your home Internet services as I do)...

Suddenly, all other operators found out that they could lower their prices too...

There was also a "war" on killing those "two year minimum" contracts : we are now free to change operator at any time in a few minutes while keeping the same phone number.

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